Yerba Mate loose herbal infusion: known as a stimulant.
Yerba Mate loose infusion stimulates the mind, respiratory and nervous systems, thereby improving memory and concentration. It has a laurel-like leaf that grows in South America to a height of between four and twenty feet. It can be drunk hot or cold and is rich in minerals as well as vitamins B and C. Mate contains caffeine – at a higher level than tea but at a somewhat lower than that of coffee. The tannins in mate do however reduce the body’s absorbtion of caffeine. It is also believed to cleanse the body without harming beneficial intestinal flora. Mate delays the build-up of uric acid after exercise so improving motor response. It has an easily appreciated herbal, bitter yet smooth woody taste. To overcome the bitterness infuse one teaspoon per cup in hot water that has cooled after bringing to the boil. Mate should not be drunk with meals as it can reduce the body’s ability to absorb nutrients from food. Those who suffer from heart palpitations, anxiety and insomnia should not drink too much mate.
Tea from Grey’s Teas
Our teas are loose leaf and we specialise in large leaf grades. All are made using traditional orthodox methods. Our teas are from named tea gardens or defined areas of origin.
Sourcing our tea
Yerba Mate loose infusion has been chosen for its distinctive, balanced flavour, aroma and appearance. Our tea is carefully sourced from long-established shippers. We can therefore guarantee the quality and origin of each tea and that it conforms to UK food and drink health regulations and our own demanding grading requirements.
The benefits of loose leaf tea
Yerba Mate loose enables the full flavour characteristics of the tea to infuse. This tea is chosen for its high grade which imparts the flavour and aroma characteristics for which this tea is best known. A little extra time is necessary when infusing large leaf grades but you will be rewarded with a superior, more balanced cup. You will be well rewarded for your patience!
There are generally several packing options to choose from. These are 60 grams, 125 grams and 250 grams, the default being 125 grams in a packet. Our silver-coloured packets are a triple laminate of paper, foil and cellophane, specifically designed for tea. Alternatively, you can select a tin caddy for your tea. These square, silver coloured caddies have hinged lids. Again, 60 gram, 125 gram and 250 gram options are generally available as options which can be selected from the drop-down list. Packets and caddies have full-colour labels.
For delivery our standard shipping is second class post unless you choose an alternative option such as first class post or courier. Free UK shipping is available for orders over £30 and free first class post can be chosen for orders over £50.
Storing your tea
Store your tea with care by ensuring it is stored air-tight, away from heat, light, moisture and strong aromas. Our standard best-before period is one year from packing and all teas are packed to order.
A guide to our tea
At the checkout you may choose to receive a free, full-colour, eight-page guide to our tea. For more information about buying our loose leaf teas see our page How to Buy the Best Loose Leaf Tea.