FANTASTIC! I'm part Uruguayan and this was amazing! Make sure to steep it at the proper temperature otherwise it'll be too bitter. Gives you a nice wake up but doesn't give you that anxious feeling I personally get with coffee.
by Bernard Schroeder
Yerba Mate has reputed and studied anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties, eg. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21656672). Mouth cancers attributed to consuming Yerba Mate are likely associated with constant scalding of the mouth from drinking it too hot (ie. use water between 70 and no more than 80 degrees Celsius when drinking with guampa and bombilla). Yerba mate grows wild as a shrub layer in the jungle or is grown on plantations. It is a hardy species of holly and is inherently organic since sprays are not required. The tea is harvested by pruning leaves and sections of twig, so the trees are long-lived, similar to the tea tree. Some Yerba Mate producers are being pressured to switch to soy bean production and cut down their trees. My family lived in Paraguay for a time and brought the tea along to Canada in the late 1950's and the shared drinking ritual has been part of family tradition throughout my life. Order some and enjoy!
by Just Wondering If The Rain Forest Is Cut Down To Grow The Mate Or
Are the trees cut down in order to grow the Mate?
I love the taste but read there is contraversy about thix tea causing cancer. Im now ordering a different flavour
Is there anh truth in this? Does it cause cancer
This stuff is good. Wakes you up without the jitters like coffee. Feel great all day
I think it’s important to share.
Before I begin, customer service has been excellent.
I questioned whether this tea can cause cancer and they have directly communicated with the supplier, their answer is as follows:
Analysis of PAHs are not mandatory in Herbals and fruit blends, and so it is not mandatory for Mate either. So our Mate is not analyzed on PAHs.
Please be aware that PAH does/can cause cancer and I think that this message is important to be passed on.
This website is fantastic and I love all their teas. Their quality is incomparable and I will be a customer for life but will not be purchasing anymore Yerba mate.