Yerba Mate 100% Organic by La Merced
La Merced - Yerba Mate 100% Organic Original - 20 Tea Bags (2.11 oz. / 60 g)
La Merced 100% Organic Original Yerba Mate provides energy the natural way! Try the best yerba mate in the world produced and packaged in Argentina by THE maté experts. La Merced Original is a smooth, non-smoky organic maté with the perfect flavor. Yerba Mate has been widely studied in scientific literature. Among the well founded health-related claims that can be made about Yerba Mate:
- Caffeine Content: Mate has gram for gram less caffeine than coffee or tea.
- Antioxidants: Mate has even more polyphenols than Green Tea. In a study at the Pasteur Institute, Mate proved to be more potent in antioxidants than Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) and butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) in inhibiting low density lipoprotein (LDL) oxidation.
- Minerals, Vitamins and Aminoacids: Unlike tea or coffee, mate is full of these elements that provide nutrition to the body.
- Cholesterol-lowering Properties: mate has been shown to lower the rate of absorption of cholesterol in the gastrointestinal tract.
What is Yerba Mate?
Also known as "South America's green tea," yerba mate is a unique, delicious and nutritious tea made from the leaves of Ilex Paraguariensis, a plant that grows only in sub-tropical South America. Yerba mate was widely used by the indigenous Guarani people for hundreds of years before the Spanish came to South America in the 1500s. The early colonists eagerly adopted Yerba Mate into their daily diet as an invigorating beverage and its use spread far and wide throughout the Continent. Today millions of South Americans drink mate on a daily basis to ensure health and vitality. Mate boosts energy, fights fatigue and balances the body in all its functions.
More About Yerba Mate
From time immemorial, the native people of the forests of South America have used the leaves of the yerba mate bush to make a beverage with superlative healing and energizing powers. Yerba Mate's beneficial qualities were recognized early on by the first European settlers as a way to survive in the jungle. Ever since, its use has spread far and wide because of the energy and nutrition it provides.
La Merced Yerba Mate comes from a family-owned hacienda in northeast Argentina that has been producing Yerba Mate since the 1920s. Their Mate bushes are grown in deep red soil using organic farming techniques, which means soil conservation, zero use of pesticides and herbicides and careful attention to every detail. The final product is the finest quality yerba mate, with a smooth, unsmoked, friendly flavor.
La Merced's Company
Las Marias is their company and it is widely recognized as one of the most socially advanced enterprises in South America. Their employees not only earn the best wages, but receive other benefits like free schooling, free medical care, subsidized housing and recreation facilities.
La Merced's enterprise is also actively involved in environmental issues, funding conservation programs for wildlife and native forests in northeastern Argentina.
La Merced's products have received full organic certification through Organizacion Internacional Agropecuaria (OIA).
Ways to prepare yerba mate:
Gourd & Bombilla:
If you'd like to enjoy Yerba Mate in the South American way do the following:
- Fill Mate Gourd 2/3 full with loose yerba mate.
- Cover gourd top with hand and turn upside down. Shake so the smaller leaf particles go to the top.
- Pour lukewarm water over the leaves.
- Insert bombilla until it touches the bottom. Keep bombilla in place at all times and do not move, even when sipping!
- Pour hot but never boiled water on leaves and sip infusion through bombilla.
- Sugar or honey may be added as an option over the leaves when sipping mate.
This is the most efficient way of extracting the beneficial properties of yerba mate.
In Summer, try pouring cold lemonade, orange or cranberry juice instead. This is called Terere and is a great way to sip mate when it's hot!
|La Merced - Yerba Mate 100% Organic Original - 20 Tea Bags (2.11 oz / 60 g)|
|Serving Size: 1 tea bag 3 g (0.1 g) in 8.3 fl. oz |
|Servings Per Container: 20 |
|Amount Per Serving
||% Daily Value*|
|* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. |
|Ingredients: 100% organic Yerba Mate. |
About La Merced
Las Marias is a family owned company that has been producing yerba mate since the 1920s. It is recognized as one of the most socially advanced enterprises in South America. Our employees not only earn the best wages, but receive other benefits like free schooling, recreation facilities, free medical care and subsidized housing. Our enterprise is also actively involved in environmental issues, funding conservation programs for wildlife and native forests in northeastern Argentina.
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