This is roasted Yerba Mate (Ilex Paraguariensis), from Brazil.
One of the greatest drinking herbs!
It contains unique type of caffeine that works as a brain stimulant, yet does not cause side effects as regular caffeine: jitters or anxiety for example.
Traditionally drunk from Calabash Gourd through Bombilla - metal straw/strainer.
You can steep it just as any other tea in the infuser or french press. Water 210 degrees, for 4 min.
Flavored blends are also available in our store and on this website.