I don't use the traditional gourd to prep Yerba Mate tea. I use a tea diffuser or strainer. I have to store this bag in an air tight plastic canister once it has been opened to keep the mate fresh and intact. Buying this large 16 oz bag is much more cost effective than buying a box of individual tea bags. Do the math, and you will see the price difference. This is slightly bitter, astringent, green, powerful. It really gives me an energy boost that is different from the boost I get from coffee or caffeinated strong black breakfast tea. I always have a bag of this yerba mate on hand and I use it frequently. I will buy this brand again in the future. Good buy.
Tastes Delicious and nutritious. The leaves are finer than. some other brands. Great value also Caffeine free. I like to serve and blend with hot water. Frequently. I use it in the morning and fill up a large sized cup repeatedly with my mate straw. The package size is generous and quality ingredients seem delicious.
I have been using this trustworthy, quality brand for years and I just cannot live without this Yerba-Mate every single morning. When I run out, I really can tell the difference in my energy levels. Did you know that Yerba-Mate is not only rejuvenating, it's nourishing too, with B vitamins to keep you going throughout the day? Who doesn't need a little pep these days, right? Other forms of caffeine simply do not compare, since Yerba-Mate gives you a balanced feeling of well-being and it tastes SO good with honey and a little coconut milk and cacao powder too. Try it and find out for yourself -- you'll be hooked! P.S. It's loaded with antioxidants as well!