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The whole truth about mate tea pros and cons, brewing

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Any modern store provides a wide variety of drinks with which a person can indulge himself. Almost all of us start our mornings with a cup of tea or coffee. Many of us drink them throughout the day. On a hot summer day we cool off with cocktails or something similar.

But among all this variety almost never called mate tea. And for good reason! It has a lot of health benefits and its enjoyment can improve one's health.

Yerba mate tea is a very restorative product. It is prepared from the shoots and carefully dried leaves of the Paraguayan cuspidate. With a sweetish taste and a slightly bitter aftertaste, this beverage has a rich history and was first mentioned in written sources in the 16th century. You can buy it at and many other online tea stores.


Pros and cons of mate tea

Its consumption nowadays is not at all surprising, since it contains many vitamins and useful substances:

  • matein;
  • chlorophyll;
  • manganese;
  • potassium;
  • sodium;
  • iron;
  • calcium;
  • vitamins A, E, C, B, B12, B1, B2, B6, P;
  • in addition, there are vegetable fats, sugars, essential oils.

These elements are vital for the health of any person.


Thanks to all the vitamins, this amazing drink invigorates, lifts your spirits, gets rid of stress, improves memory, and has a positive effect on the circulatory system and has a destructive effect on cancer cells. Another plus is the absence of addiction, as well as reducing cravings for bad habits such as smoking and alcohol.


However, mate tea has more than just pluses. It may not be as beneficial for nursing mothers. People with high deposits of salts in the body, with kidney disease, and those with hyperacidity should not drink the tea. Also, scientists and doctors do not recommend drinking it an unlimited number of times each day. It is extremely undesirable to abuse the drink, thinking that it will cure all diseases.


Perhaps one of the most significant disadvantages in this case is the price. Mate really costs much more than the best tea. In addition, in order to drink it properly, you need to buy special devices:

  • Calabas (a container made of gourd);
  • Bombilla (a metal tube through which you drink the drink).

For those who are not afraid of the price, all they need to know how to brew it correctly.


Preparation of yerba mate tea


A special pot for brewing is required to be two thirds filled with brew, then cover the calabas with your hand and shake the mate. Next, the pot is tilted so that the brew is on one of its walls, in the empty space is placed bombilla (tube), with a finger on top of the hole is closed.

Hot water, but not boiling water, is poured over the brew. It should only be slightly soaked, do not pour too much. Then refill the water even hotter and leave for brewing. The tea does not need to infuse for a long time, so in 3-5 minutes it is ready to drink.

Like every thing in the world, yerba mate tea has its disadvantages, but we should not forget how many advantages it has. Daredevils who dare to try this drink will never regret it and will fully appreciate its healing properties.

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