Yerba Mate Lemon
The tea was traditionally drunk from a gourd, or mate, and was sipped through a straw known as a bombilla. (Incidentally, this is still the way most Yerba Matte is consumed.) These mates and bombillas were often elaborately gilded in silver – in fact, a contemporary European visitor to the colonies in Argentina reported home that, “there is no house, rich or poor, where there is not always matte on the table, and it is nothing short of amazing to see the luxury spent on matte utensils.” Obviously, the refreshing drink was highly regarded.
With its naturally high levels of vitamin C it was a easy choice to build upon this with the careful addition of Lemon zest. The blend makes for a perfect pick me up in the morning since it contains more caffeine than coffee or tea, as well as a wealth of naturally occurring antioxidants.