ECO TEAS Organic Yerba Mate Herbal Loose Leaf Tea 454g
ECO TEAS Yerba Mate Herbal Loose Leaf Tea 454g
Our unsmoked, pure leaf yerba mate contains nearly twice the antioxidant power of green tea.
It comes from a small organic family farm in northeastern Argentina, where it is dried with a unique smoke-free drying process to achieve a smooth, clean flavor. We take the extra time to remove stems and powder, so the loose yerba mate you buy from us is the most nutritious, energizing product possible.
Whether you are using a coffee-maker, a French press, a tea ball, or a traditional mate gourd and bombilla straw, our EcoTeas loose yerba mate is the highest quality, best value product on the North American market.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF YERBA MATE
Yerba mate provides 25 mg of caffeine per 2g tea bag in 8 oz of water. For comparison, the average cup of coffee has 135 mg of caffeine. The average cup of black tea contains 50 mg. Green tea has 30 mg.
Yerba mate actually contains a mixture of these three xanthine alkaloids. It also provides minerals to support nervous system function, and B-vitamins to relax muscles. For these reasons, it produces a balanced, long-lasting physical and mental stimulation.
Yerba mate receives a lot of press as a diet and weight-loss tea. While nothing can replace a healthy diet, regular exercise, and a great attitude, yerba mate can certainly give you a boost:
- Yerba Mate provides antioxidants, minerals, amino acids, and B vitamins to support a healthy lifestyle.
Yerba Mate is often touted as "the nutritious stimulant." Below is a chart that shows the nutritional value of a mug of yerba mate tea.
Serving Size 6 g of loose yerba mate in 8 oz. of water give you :
- Theobromine - 6.6 mg
When brewed as directed, this tea provides an ORAC value of 10,000 molTE/240ml, which is five times stronger than a typical cup of green tea.
A lot of yerba mate is dried with smoke. In general, smoked foods often contain high levels of carcinogenic substances known as PAH's (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons). To be on the safe side, you may want to drink unsmoked yerba mate.
A cup of mate cocido brewed at medium strength yields a pH of around 5.5. Be aware that variations in brewing method and water quality will inevitably cause variation. For best results, use filtered pH-neutral water and don't steep longer than five minutes.
If you are concerned about the high fluoride content in green tea, yerba mate might be a good alternative. Yerba mate has a lot less fluoride than green tea. An 8 oz cup of EcoTeas yerba mate with one 2 g tea bag yields 0.021 mg of fluoride, which is only one-fifth the fluoride content of the average cup of green tea brewed at similar strength.
This product is certified organic, gluten free, dairy free and suitable for vegetarians.