This evergreen shrub found in South America is famed for its invigorating effect. It is drunk there usually from a hollowed out gourd and special silver straw. As with green tea it is a great source of antioxidants and helpful in times of fasting.
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|Brewing Time||2-5 mins|
|Water Temperature||100 ° c|
|Number of infusions||1-2|
|Quantity||1g per 100ml of water|
- Review by Max Pilotti
- An acquired taste I think ... After having tried Roasted Mate I decided I prefer Green Mate. The latter being less astringent and slightly mellower/sweeter in taste. If you like the earthy loose Pu-Erh teas, then this Roasted Mate should be good alternative if you feel adventurous to try something else. It is also less expensive than even the lower priced Pu-Erhs and apparently similar properties - but you need to do your research on those facts. (Posted on 15/08/2009)