Of course, all tea lovers are familiar with mate tea. The infusion drink from South America enjoys great popularity and is also drunk here in various forms. As a hot drink, cold refreshment or lemonade, it has a stimulating effect due to its caffeine content. However, the plant substances can also be processed as mate extract and thus offer a higher dose of the active ingredients. We take a closer look at mate extract and what it is best suited for.
Yerba mate extract comes in different forms.On the one hand, the basis for tea is called extract. This refers to the dried and crushed leaves.
For a hot or cold infusion, the mate extract as a packaged variant is the basis for the preparation of mate.On the other hand, there is mate tea in powdered form. As an instant variant, the mate extract can be prepared quickly and in any place without you having to take a mate cup, bombilla or thermos flask with you. The powder is quickly soluble in water, so you don't have to be careful about sucking the leaves through the straw (bombilla) when drinking.
You can find both variants of mate extract in our online shop at mate-tee.de. We offer you mate tea from many countries in South America. Each country has its own special characteristics, which are attributed to the respective growing conditions.
Another way in which mate tea leaves of holly are processed into a mate extract is in capsules for dietary supplementation. Mate extract in no way replaces a healthy diet; the body must get its nutrients and energy through normal meals. However, mate extract can supply certain active ingredients in addition. The capsules have a high pure content of mate, green tea powder and chilli powder are added. Whether the food supplements actually have a health-promoting effect has not been medically proven. However, many people believe they do and feel better after taking them.
With the Yerba mate extract used to infuse the tea, you can prepare mate tea in cold form in addition to the hot beverage. Additional flavours such as citrus or honey provide a whole new taste experience.
As with regular mate tea, the leaves are harvested and dried after a long ripening period. Some varieties are given additional roasted aromas by being dried over a fire.
Fermentation at high heat is another possibility. To delay fermentation and oxidation, the leaves are exposed to a temperature of about 100 degrees for a longer period of time.
Depending on the variety, the packaged tea extracts contain crushed stems as well as leaves. However, this does not matter for the taste. If you prefer good mate tea, make sure that there are only leaves in the Yerba mate extract.
Not only the tea itself can be brewed with the Yerba mate extract, but also many other mate drinks. Mate iced tea or club mate are especially popular in our country.
But soft drinks in particular contain a high proportion of sugar, which is not to everyone's taste. With Yerba mate extract, you can choose your other ingredients according to your taste.
Let's take a closer look at the popular Club Mate. It is impossible to imagine the street scene or the clubs without this lemonade. But you can also create it yourself at home.
When buying Yerba mate extract, it is worth taking a close look at where the product comes from. In our online shop at mate-tee.de, we offer mate extract directly from South America.
This gives you outstanding quality. Whether you use the Yerba mate extract for pure tea infusion or for preparing
of refreshing drinks.
Connoisseurs cannot do without the right mate accessories. The classic drinking cups and the typical straws are a must. The best way to relax in the evening: a cup of mate tea and the matching specialities from South America on your plate. We say bon appétit!