Maté ChaiMay 28, 2018
Getting Started Tea KitMay 28, 2018
An invigorating mix of green Matè and roasted Matè sweetly flavored with orange blossoms and orange zest.
Matè Zen is the perfect choice for first thing in the morning when you need something bold and eye-opening, but also pairs well with lamb or pork.
Yerba Matè is a popular Latin American herb known for its robust flavor, high caffeine content and numerous health benefits. It is not technically a tea since it does not contain any portion of the tea plant. Instead, Matè 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 is an incredibly popular beverage in Argentina, often consumed in a hollowed out gourd with a straw that doubles as a strainer called a bombilla.
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 Zen for 5 minutes at 208°.
Ingredients: Green and roasted Matè tea, licorice roots, orange peels and blossoms, flavoring.