Raspberry Vanilla RooibosMay 28, 2018
Maté ChaiMay 28, 2018
$7.00 – $47.60
An energizing blend featuring Matè, the popular Latin American herb known for its robust flavor, high caffeine content and numerous health benefits. Blended with apple pieces, hibiscus, sweet blackberry leaves, cinnamon and a hint of cardamom for a warm, fruity flavor.
An energizing blend featuring Yerba Matè, the popular Latin American herb known for its robust flavor, high caffeine content and numerous health benefits. Blended with apple pieces, hibiscus, sweet blackberry leaves, cinnamon and a hint of cardamom for a warm, fruity flavor.
The warm, sweet notes of cinnamon and cardamom provide a nice balance to the tartness put forward by the hibiscus in this blend. Matè Brio is our most popular Matè and a definite crowd pleaser. If you plan to sweeten it, we definitely prefer honey for this one! Try pairing an iced glass of Matè Brio with a nice summer salad topped with fresh apples or grapes.
Matè is not technically a tea since it does not contain any portion of the tea plant. Instead, it is made from the leaf of a South American species of holly and is most commonly found in two forms: roasted and unroasted (the unroasted version is also known as”green” Matè). Unroasted, it has a gentle grassy flavor. The roasted version is considerably earthier and has a mellow toasted note. Matè Brio contains only unroasted Matè.
Matè is incredibly popular among the Argentinians, often consumed in a hollowed out gourd with a straw that doubles as a strainer called a bombilla.
(fun fact) There are many internet sites that claim that Matè does not contain caffeine, but a stereoisomer of caffeine called meteine that provides Matè with its stimulating, yet less jolting, properties. Most scientists disagree, claiming that there is no scientific evidence to support the existence of a separate compound called meteine. Rather, meteine is simply another word for caffeine. Most scientists agree that it is the presence of other alkaloids within Matè that modulates the effects of caffeine on the body.
We recommend steeping Matè Brio for 5 minutes at 208°.