For this week’s Tea of the Week, we have the power packed Yerba Maté! Yerba Maté is a very special tea in that it naturally contains caffeine, theophylline, and theobromine, all of which are found commonly in coffee and chocolate. Not only does it contain these natural stimulants, like caffeine, but it delivers nutrition as well.
This unique tea is made from the leaves of the South American rain forest holly tree (scientifically known as Ilex paraguariensis). These leaves are super-packed with nutrition, containing 24 vitamins and minerals, 15 amino acids, and an abundant amount of antioxidants. In these leaves are pretty much all of the vitamins needed to sustain human live.
Yerba Maté is also a delicious tea, described as having a woodsy, slightly bitter taste. It is a very earthy tea, and definitely an acquired taste because of the bitter aspect, but I personally think it is delicious, if that means anything to you. If you would like to try some out, or already have and want more, we sell Yerba Maté down here at Incahoots for $25 a pound bulk or $8.75 for the tea tin pictured to the right.