Country of Origin: Brazil + USA
The yerba mate tree is an evergreen from the Holly family that grows in the subtropical forests of South America. The boost of energy you get from Yerba Mate is longer lasting than traditional caffeine beverages. It is found by most to also be free from the side effects you get from other caffeinated drinks such as the jitters, swings in mood, headaches, and post stimulation fatigue. The bottom line is, Yerba Mate gives you natural energy that is long lasting and feels good.
Yerba Mate has 3 xanthine alkaloids, working together with a host of nutritional components, to create a unique beneficial energizing effect. The xanthines are Caffeine, Theobromine and Theophylline. The amount of these xanthene alkaloids in the mate leaves is believed to be associated with the quality of the soil the plant is grown in. This soil quality influences the flavor of the yerba mate giving it a milder taste. This flavor varies from region to region, the soil of southern Brazil presenting variations in mineral content and texture. Overall, the goal is for the cultivated mate to have a stronger bitterness, and higher xanthene content. The native trees, which grow in the nitrogen-rich topsoil of the Brazilian forests, tend to have a milder bitterness, characterized by a stronger leafy flavor. Obtaining the right balance of these is the secret to having a good, stable, fresh tasting yerba mate.
This Yerba Mate Chai blend pairs Unsmoked Organic Yerba Mate and Stems, with Roasted Yerba Mate extract for that extra initial boost of energy. It also has MCT Oil (medium-chain triglycerides) which absorb quickly into your bloodstream turning it into energy instead of fat. The oil itself has no flavor but does improve the taste and texture of the yerba mate making it much less bitter and easier on your stomach. MCT oil has become a popular additive in Bulletproof coffee, smoothies, in Keto diets and much more. Roasted Carob Bits add a lasting sweetness to the blend. Lastly, this blend has organic natural flavoring. High quality tea tastes good and the addition of the chai natural flavoring does not mask the taste of the Brazilian Yerba Mate. Natural flavors do not leave an aftertaste giving the tea a clean and true character. It should be noted that natural flavors tend to be 'soft ' and the flavors slightly muted.
Ingredients: Premium Organic Unsmoked Yerba Mate with Stems, Roasted Yerba Mate Extract, MCT Oil, Natural Flavors and Roasted Carob Bits