European explorers first learned of Green Mate in 1592 from the native tribes. Today, the pounded leaves of the caá, known as “erva mate” to those who now live in the lands of the Guarani, are used to brew a rich, stimulating tea, held to be synonymous with health, vitality and long life. Dating back to the time of the Indians, the custom of drinking Green Mate in a gourd has come to symbolize a lot for the peoples of southern Brazil. A Chimarrão circle became the culmination of tradition, uniting people of every race, belief, skin color and social class around a fire creating a common ground for all. Beyond the legend of the tradition, the Green Mate contains very important ingredients for the body. First it is the teina (teine) that stimulates without causing either insomnia or nervous agitation. But in addition it contains vitamins (A, B, C) and is rich in carotene, potassium, magnesium, manganese, sodium, iron and phosphorus.
Featured Blend: Campfire Maté