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Tea of the Month: Yerba Mate

Yerba mate is an herbal tea made from the leaves and twigs of the Ilex paraguariensis plant, a holly tree that's native to South America. The tea brews slightly smoky and vegetal-sweet with complex earthy notes. Yerba mate is a great option if you're looking to reduce your caffeine content as it contains less caffeine than coffee, but more than black tea.  Yerba mate contains: Xanthines: Stimulants that includes caffeine and theobromine. Caffeoyl Derivatives: Antioxidant compounds found in tea. Saponins: Bitter compounds that has been known to have anti-inflammatory and cholesterol-lowering properties. Polyphenols: A large group of antioxidants that has been linked to a reduced risk of many diseases. Yerba Mate may help boost energy and maintain mental focus through day to day activities. You can enjoy it to assist with weight...

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