YERBA MATÉ TEA
Whether you are new to the tea world or an experienced drinker, there is no denying that the world of loose-leaf tea is extensive and at times, even overwhelming. But it seems some teas get a bit more attention than others. Over here on the western side of the pond, Yerba Maté is rapidly gaining popularity as the next super-drink. So we’re going to shed a little light on Yerba Maté Tea, and why it’s crazy awesome. #hearditherefirst
What Is It?
Pronounced mah-tay (think latte), Yerba Maté is a wild plant native to South America. In Argentina, maté holds the same cultural importance as coffee in the west and green tea in the east.
Maté has a grassy flavour profile with a slight bitterness. While having been consumed in South America for centuries, maté has been rapidly gaining popularity in North America in recent years due to its health benefits.
What Are The Benefits, Anyway?
How Do I Prepare It?
Traditionally, maté is prepared in a maté cup and sipped through a specially crafted maté straw. However today, most prepare maté the same as any other tea, infusing it in hot water for 5-6 minutes and drinking.
Where Do I Buy It?
For some, maté is an acquired taste. If bitter isn’t your favourite flavour profile, try our Mate Citrus for some freshness, or Vanilla Mint Mate if you’re after something slightly sweeter! We also offer two yerba matés that have been roasted to add robustness and richness to their flavour, Mate Chai and Mateccino that are unique to the CitizenTea maté line.