Ilex paraguariensis , commonly called yerba mate, is a flowering tree. Traditionally, its leaves are brewed into a stimulating tea, popular throughout the Middle East and South America.
Yerba mate has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. It is able to reduce LDL cholesterol within 20 days of supplementation. Like many supplements derived from plants, it protects the heart and cardiovascular system.
Yerba Mate is praised for having almost as much caffeine as coffee, but with the feel good chemicals of tea and coffee as well.
It is high in antioxidants, contains 24 vitamins and minerals, and 15 amino acids. Yerba mate isn't acidic like coffee and is much lower in tannins than tea, so people find it less bitter and more enjoyable to drink.
Daily serving size: Pour 6 oz of boiling water (212° F) over 1 tsp. of tea. Steep 3-4 minutes.
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YERBA MATE DARK ROAST