The ancient South American drink - unique, grassy, oaky, faint coffee taste, Mate (pronounced Mah-teh) was first discovered by the Gaurani - a people that inhabited the region including southern Brazil, Paraguay and north eastern Argentina. The Guaraní have a legend that says the Goddesses of the Moon and the Cloud came to the Earth one day to visit it but they instead found a Yaguareté (a kind of jaguar) that was going to attack them. An old man saved them and, in compensation, the Goddesses gave the old man a new kind of plant, from which he could prepare a "drink of friendship". Massively popular in South America and growing in popularity around the globe, Matè is rich in Mateine and has always been a favourite for its caffeine content, even before the advent of coffee! It is slightly bitter and wild and when infused produces a robust cup with hints of green tea grassiness, oak tobacco and a faint touch of coffee. We're happy to bring you this stunning Organic example of South America's favourite drink.
True gaucho flavour, full bodied but slightly bitter and wild. Mate is rich in mateine and was used as caffeine in Latin America before the advent of coffee.