Yerba Mate Cbsé Guarana Energy 500g
Ingredients: Yerba mate, pennyroyal, lemon verbena, guarana extract
What is Guarana?
Guarana (paullinia cupana) is a plant native to the Amazon basin, and is especially cultivated in Brazil. It has been used for thousands of years by the amazonians as a natural remedy for well-being and stimulant for energy, stamina and strength.
It therefore makes a great ingredient to pair up with yerba mate which is also a source of energy, vitamins and minerals.
The seeds of the guarana plant are a natural source of caffeine. The concentration of caffeine in Guarana seeds is higher than that of coffee beans and the majority of caffeine consumed in South America comes from the Guarana plant. It is famous in South America, especially in Brazil for its energy-enhancing properties. Guarana is a key ingredient for many energy drinks
To read more about the Guarana berry, see our info page.
Brewing Your Yerba Mate
The tradition of drinking yerba mate is such an important part of the South American culture. This is specifically true in Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil. Although in addition it is also enjoyed in other South American countries. Typically, yerba mate is drunk from a natural gourd (a hollowed out fruit) used as a cup. The infusion is then sipped through a metal straw known as a bombilla that has a filtered end. This happens while groups of friends and family get together to chat, and enjoy mate together.
With any purchase of loose leaf yerba, full photo instructions will be provided on how to brew the perfect yerba mate. So there is no excuse not to brew the perfect yerba mate! If you get it right, your yerba will always taste great, and last twice as long. Most of all, practice makes perfect!