Roasted yerba mate, known for its bold and smoky flavor, is a unique variation of the traditional South American herbal tea. Originating from regions like Argentina and Uruguay, it is crafted from the leaves of the Ilex paraguariensis plant. Unlike the green version, roasted yerba mate undergoes a longer drying process, which imparts a rich, toasty aroma and a deeper, earthy taste. This tea contains caffeine and antioxidants, offering a stimulating and potentially healthful experience. Roasted mate is often enjoyed in a gourd (mate) and sipped through a metal straw (bombilla), fostering a sense of camaraderie and tradition among those who share it.
Description: Roasted Yerba Mate
Botanical Name: Ilex paraguariensis
Common Names: St. Bartholomew's Tea, Jesuit's Tea, Ilex Paraguay Tea
Roasted Yerba Mate has a rich full-bodied, nutty flavor. It has smooth notes of chocolate and caramel. Enjoy plain or add milk, honey and lemon, and sweeteners as desired.
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