Mate (Beverage of the Gods)

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Also known as the 'green god of the Indos', this drink originated in Paraguay.

The leaves come from a type of holly tree and contain caffeine bound in a tannic substance. This caffeine is released gradually once the drink is consumed, so its stimulating effect lasts longer than that of coffee.

Tea Information
Type Mate
Origin Argentina
Format Loose Leaf
Brewing Advice Use one dessert spoon per cup or gourd. Add freshly poured boiling water and infuse for five to six minutes.