ECO TEAS Yerba Mate Herbal Tea Bags - 24 bags
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 flavour. We take the extra time to remove stems and powder, so the loose yerba mate you buy from us is the most nutritious, energising 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 25mg of caffeine per 2g tea bag in 250ml of water. For comparison, the average cup of coffee has 135mg of caffeine. The average cup of black tea contains 50mg. Green tea has 30mg.
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 raises metabolism.
Yerba Mate regulates appetite, encouraging a healthy diet.
Yerba Mate aids digestion.
Yerba Mate is thermogenic. "Thermogenic" means that it actually induces the body to burn calories.
- 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 6g of loose yerba mate in 250ml of water gives you :
Calories - 10
Niacin - 6mg - 30%
Potassium - 60mg - 2%
Magnesium - 32mg - 8%
Zinc - 0.3mg - 2%
Caffeine - 60mg
Yerba Mate Antioxidants
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.
Yerba Mate & Pah
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.
Yerba Mate PH
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.
Yerba Mate & Fluoride
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. A 250ml cup of EcoTeas yerba mate with one 2 g tea bag yields 0.021mg 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.