Rio Amazon Tea Yerba Mate 40 Tea Bags

Rio Amazon Tea Yerba Mate 40 Tea Bags

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The traditional tea of Southern South America, Maté is brewed from the leaves and stem of the Ilex paraguariensis tree.

Unlike other teas, the leaves and stem are exposed to flames (sapeco in Portuguese) immediately after harvesting. This is to quickly lessen the moisture and seal in the abundant vitamins (A, B, C, and E), minerals (magnesium, iron, calcium, riboflavin, niacin) and polyphenols. The leaves then undergo a second drying step but remain green due to the sapeco flame drying action.

Known as 'chimmarão' in Brazil, tea made from Yerba Mate powder is traditionally drunk through a special filtering straw called a bombilla (pron. bom-bee-ya) in Spanish, or bomba in Portuguese. Its taste is often described as green, grassy and herbaceous, and not unlike green tea.


Rio Amazon Yerba Mate Powder can be prepared in the same way as a Japanese Matcha tea. It can be prepared 'thick' or 'thin' depending on your preference.

For a thin tea, mix half a teaspoon with about 75ml of hot water or milk and whisk until frothy.

For a stronger flavoured Yerba Mate, or thick tea, mix one heaped teaspoon with about 40ml of hot water or milk and whisk.


Pure powdered Yerba Maté (Ilex paraguariensis).


Contains caffeine and other xanthines.


Botanical names: Ilex paraguariensis (or paraguayiensis).

Common names: Yerba Maté, Caminu, Congonha, Erva Maté, Erveira, Jesuit’s tea, Maté, Paraguay tea, South American Holly.



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