Bombillon straw/strainer Alpaca with hooked beak to drink Yerba mate traditionally.
(bigger size than standard bombilla)
Drinking mate in a gourd is the traditional way to do, natives said drinking like this it incresases the flavour and benefits. Anyways, If you are unsure about investing in a gourd, you may still drink mate with this "bombilla," simply seek for your favourite cup and begin sipping Mate.
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.