Brew using boiling water and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes
erba Mate is a noteworthy beverage at the best of times; however, add a fusion of fruity flavours, and one has our extraordinarily unique Mate Sweet Orange Herbal Tea. Originating from Brazil, South America, our Mate Sweet Orange is like no other scented Herbal Tea we stock. It goes above and beyond to be different, with defined notes of mango, smoky spiciness from the Yerba Mate itself and, of course, the sweetest orange tastes imaginable!
This is a striking and well-balanced infusion, with the further addition of liquorice giving rise to a soft, fresh, tangy note on the palate. And when its flavour isn’t enough, this tea, like all Yerba Mate Teas, offers astounding medicinal qualities when consumed as part of a healthy and active lifestyle.
According to the latest scientific studies, this Herbal beverage can improve digestion, boost the metabolism and even reduce the risks of developing type-2 diabetes. It is the gift that keeps on giving brew after brew after brew. So, why not be part of something special today, we guarantee you won’t be disappointed!
The Yerba Mate plant (pronounced “Yer-bah-mah-tay”) can be found across South America. It belongs to the Holy (aquifoliaceae) family and is known botanically as Ilex paraguariensis.
The plant itself usually stands between 6 and 8 metres tall, with some even reaching up to 15 metres. But perhaps most important is the fact that Yerba Mate is among only a handful of plants to naturally contain caffeine, with others including Tea (Camellia sinensis), Coffee, cacao, kola and guarana.
Once, Yerba Mate was known as “the Drink of the Gods” by South American indigenous tribes, and “the Green God of the Indios” by European colonists. So, what makes it so “Godly”? Perhaps it’s the flavour; perhaps its the health benefits; perhaps it depends on the individual.
All we know is that, here at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, Yerba Mate is a big favourite of many of our customers. Will our Mate Sweet Orange be a favourite of yours, too? Find out today!
Type of Tea: Herbal Tea.
Origin: Brazil, South America.
Ingredients: Green and Roasted Yerba Mate, Liquorice Root, Orange Blossoms, Orange Peel and all-natural Flavouring.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 5 to 10 minutes.
How to Serve: For those wishing to stray from tradition, sugar can make a delicious accompaniment to this beverage. Nevertheless, we recommend it served as it is.
Tasting Notes: Mate Sweet Orange boasts a strong earthy aroma coupled with its classically smoky, woody flavours. This is in addition to its bold citrusy taste from the addition of orange.
Colour in Cup: Golden-green liquor, light in tone.
Health Benefits of Mate Sweet Orange
Like all Yerba Mate brews, it contains an abundance of vitamins, minerals and other antioxidants, including VItamins A, B1 and B2, riboflavin, carotene, colin, pantothenic acid, inositol and a total of 15 types of beneficial amino acids. It also contains significant amounts of potassium, sodium and magnesium, as well as antioxidants called polyphenols.
These antioxidants can combat free radicals in the body, which are the product of natural, though harmful, human oxidation. In doing this, Mate Sweet Orange can reduce the risks of developing numerous chronic conditions - most notably, cardiovascular disease. And yet, this is just the tip of the Iceberg! Find out more from reading our blog, “What is Yerba Mate Tea”.
- TypeHerbal Tea
- Health PointsAnti Oxidants, Detox, Digestive, Heart, Immune System, Weight Loss
- Caffeine LevelHigh
- OptionsLoose Tea
- Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime
- CountrySouth America