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Energizing and refreshing, mate is an excellent alternative to traditional tea and is an herbal infusion with a history all its own. The Kraus family has been growing Illex Paraguariensis on the same land since the late 1800s - boasting an entirely smoke free processing method yielding a cup filled with delicate aromas and mild, soothing flavors. Grab your rebenque and poncho, and sip this versatile brew from a traditional gourd and bombilla. Organic, fair trade, and delightful with a splash of milk and sugar, we hope you find exploring this brew as welcoming as we do.
Origin: Kraus Family Farm, Misiones, Argentina - 2022
Brewing Instructions for Mate Gourd: Remember to cure your gourd according to manufacturer's instructions, or learn how to here. To brew, fill gourd 2/3 full with loose mate leaves. Add a small amount of cold water to moisten leaves, and gently stir. Next, bring fresh, cold spring water to a boil, let cool to 150ºF/66ºC, and pour over leaves to cover. Allow mate to brew for 1-2 minutes, and enjoy. Refill gourd with water as necessary. Avoid stirring the mate with your bombilla, as that can clog it.