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Alpaca base tan Mate gourd

Alpaca base tan Mate gourd

Regular price $75.00 CAD
Regular price Sale price $75.00 CAD
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Includes Yerba mate, choose your favorite blend...

Mate cup, matero for traditional preparation.
100% hand made and finished in alpaca silver!

Bombilla filter and Yerba mate included!!!


Mate gourd is made from the fruit of a gourd vine (Iagenaria vulgaris, cucurbitaceous family). Since it is a naturally product every single one has an individual shape and colour. Its preferred size and shape vary from region to region.

Before using your gourd, it is highly recommended to cure it first, some simple instructions card will be included in your box to follow.

 


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FAQ

WHERE DOES YERBA MATE COME FROM?

Yerba Mate comes from the naturally caffeinated leaves of a native species of holly tree, Ilex paraguariensis, It only grows in three countries around the world, in "Valle del sur", Valley that Paraguay, Argentina and south of Brazil share. The leaves are imported from Argentina but is intervened with our hand-crafted blends in Canmore, Canada.

IS YERBA MATE SAME THAN TRADITIONAL TEA?

The Yerba Mate plant (Ilex paraguariensis) is a different specie from the tea plant (Camilia Sinensis).

Tea plan is mostly found in Asia, meanwhile Yerba Mate is only found in South America. Both plants contain caffeine, but Yerba Mate contains an alkaloid called Theobromine, which tea does not (also found in cacao).

Yerba mate have a higher antioxidant concentration (5 times more) and caffeine than green tea.

IS IT SAFE TO DRINK YERBA MATE EVERYDAY?

It is completely safe to consume Yerba Mate on a daily basis, just like Tea and Coffee as long as we are aware about the caffeine content. Even though, moderation is always adviced.