Brazilian Yerba Mate Matcha
We call this our dynamic duo tea because it has both the benefits of Matcha and Yerba Mate in one tea.
Did you know that the country of Brazil has the largest population of Japanese people outside of Japan? Beginning in the early years of the 20th century, thousands of Japanese immigrants made their way to the Portuguese speaking country to seek their fortune, finding jobs in the large agricultural economy there. Naturally, as with all immigrants to countries around the world, the Japanese made almost as much of an imprint on their adopted homeland as it did on them. So, why are we talking about Japanese immigration to Brazil? The answer is that the country also happens to be home to the fabulous Mate we've used to expand the character of this Matcha. (And Matcha, as tea lovers know, is from Japan.)
It should come as no surprise that our inspiration for developing this innovative brew came from a visit to Brazil made by one of our Master Blender's many years ago who went gone down to source black teas from a grower, who as fate would have it, was a Japanese Brazilian. In addition to his black tea crop, the grower also kept a small plot of Mate behind his house for personal use. Our Master Blender tried a cup and was hooked.
Many years later, when we began manufacturing our own premium matchas, our Master Blender's thoughts turned to the Japanese Brazilian grower he had met decades in the past, and decided to craft a matcha / mate blend in his honor. The result is this tea. Grassy, bright and invigorating, we invite you to brew a cup and dream of far away, much warmer places.
Did you know: On a gram / gram basis, Matcha contains approximately 10 x the polyphenols of regular teas? Why? Unlike other teas, with Matcha, the leaves themselves are consumed.
Ingredients: Organic Green Mate
Antioxidant Level: Very High
Caffeine Content: Medium
- PackagingTea Powder