Yerba Mate Teas
Yerba Mate, Ilex paraguariensis, is a species of holly family native to South America.
The infusion called mate is prepared by steeping dry leaves of yerba mate in hot water, not boiling.
Drinking mate with friends from a shared hollow gourd with a metal straw called a bombilla is a social custom.
The flavor of is herbal and reminiscent of some varieties of green tea. Some consider the flavor to be very agreeable, but it becomes bitter if steeped in boiling water.
How many cups of tea will this make?
Our teas are sold by weight.
Depending on the ingredients, some teas have more volume than others.
With that in mind, our bags of tea make anywhere from 15 to 30 cups of tea, using 1 teaspoon of tea per cup. For example : Licorice Spice Herbal Tea would be on the low end, while Earl Grey Lavender will be on the high end.
The size of the bags of tea in our pictures are 4 inches by 6 inches, before they are filled and sealed. This may help you in determining how much volume of tea is in each bag.