Kraus Yerba Mate Organic Tea Bags
25 organic tea bags with the same great quality of taste as traditionally brewed yerba mate.
Kraus is a fair house of yerba mate. This family-run producer of yerba mate specialises in unsmoked yerba. Most yerba leaves are dried using smoke, which gives a smoky taste to the resulting brew. Kraus uses a system of hot water to dry the yerba leaves using heat, and the resulting brew is therefore fresher and free from the smoky taste. Kraus is dedicated to sustainable farming, fair employment and superior produce.
These yerba mate organic tea bags are ideal for preparing a delicious hot or iced mate with minimal fuss and no mess. Perfect on the go, or away from your home e.g. at work.
Ingredients: 100% Yerba Mate
Brewing Your Yerba Mate
The tradition of drinking yerba mate is such an important part of the South American culture, specifically in Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil, although it is also enjoyed in other South American countries. Typically, it is drunk from a natural gourd (a hollowed out fruit) used as a cup, and then sipped through a metal straw known as a bombilla that has a filtered end to separate the infusion from the yerba leaves.
However it is commonly enjoyed in tea bag form for convenience. The taste is the same as the traditional loose leaf prepared brew. It is important not to brew with boiling water. The ideal temperature is 82C but if you don’t have a thermometer don’t worry – if you switch your kettle off a little before it is furiously boiling, this will be fine. To prepare, it is best to brew yerba mate tea bags for 2-3 minutes. If you find it too strong and bitter, reduce brewing time. If you like a very strong infusion, increase brewing time.
For iced yerba mate, brew as normal with hot water, then cool with ice.