The Mate Factor Yerba Mate Organic Chai Loose Herb Tea Description
The Healthy Energizer
Discover Yerba Mate and Energize the Brazilian Way
Mate Chai blends the delicious flavor and the health benefits in two premier beverages of indigenous cultures. Yerba Mate, the energizing beverage of choice in South America and Chai, the 5,000 year old healing drink from India. Traditional Chai spices were highly sought after by the Greeks, Romans and the nobility of Western Europe during the Middle Ages. For centuries they have been transported thousands of miles from India to Europe and have often been worth more than gold. Mate Factor makes these two traditions available to you today in one revolutionary blend.
Yerba Mate is more than just an invigorating brew. It is one of nature's best sources of antioxidants. Studies reveal Mate to be higher in antioxidants than green tea, partly due to its high Polyphenol content. Yerba Mate also contains vitamins including C, B1 and B2, as well as minerals important for metabolism including Chromium, Copper, Iron, Manganese, Potassium and Zinc. The Mate is rich in bio-active compounds including Chlorophyll, Pantothenic Acid, Quercetin and Rutin.
Cinnamon is strengthening and promotes steady energy throughout the day. Cardamom is a mood elevator, helps relieve gas and eliminates bad breath. Cloves invigorate the entire body and are beneficial during the Cold Season. Black Pepper is a powerful anti-oxidant and promotes healthy digestive system. Ginger is proven to both prevent and treat motion sickness and is also fortifying for both women and men. Nutmeg relieves stress. Chicory contains inulin which helps stabilize blood sugar levels. Chicory also is calming and cleansing.
Start with 1/4 cup of Chai Mate per quart of water. Allow to steep in hot (not boiling) water for 5-8 minutes. Adjust the amount of Chai Mate according to your desired strength. Add milk and sweetener to your taste.
Make a stronger brew by using 1/3 cup of Chai Mate per quart of water. Allow to steep in hot (not boiling) water for 7-10 minutes. Add milk and sweetener to your taste and pour over a full cup of ice.
Tea Pot or Tea Ball
Start with 1 tablespoon of Chai Mate per 12 oz cup of hot (not boiling) water. Let steep for 3-5 minutes. Adjust the amount of Chai Mate according to your desired strength. Add milk and sweetener to your taste.
Use 1/4 cup of Chai Mate per quart of water. Adjust the amount of Chai Mate according to your desired strength. Add milk and sweetener to your taste.
Try a Mate Chai Latte
Using your espresso machine, put slightly less Chai Mate in the espresso basket than you would use for coffee to allow for expansion. Pour in steamed milk and sweetener.