This rich, delectable, Brazillian bevy has the same amount of caffeine as mild coffee, and has been popular in Latin America since before the advent of coffee. You'll also get a strong dose of antioxidants!
Cup characteritics: Green and vegetative.
INGREDIENTS: Green Mate
CAFFEINE LEVEL: MEDIUM ANTI-OXIDANT LEVEL: VERY HIGH
Price per cup (2g/cup)
Very high in anti-oxidants which are important for fighting cancer-causing free radicals in the body.
Hot tea: Put 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9 oz/200-260 ml of water in the teapot. Pour freshly boiled water over tea.
Steep 5-10 minutes. Milk, sugar are not recommended. Add lemon and mint to taste.
Cold Brew Iced Tea: To make 1L/1QT, Add 6 slightly heaping teaspoons to an infuser. Before putting infuser in pitcher, fill pitcher to the top with cold water. Add infuser into pitcher and put in refrigerator for 6-8 hrs or overnight. Infuser can be left in pitcher to release additional antioxidants as cold water brewing will not more tea bitter. Use the Mizudashi Cold Brew Iced Tea Maker for best results!
Flash-chilled Iced Tea: To make 1 L/1 QT, put 6 slightly heaping teaspoons of loose tea into a teapot. Pour 1¼ cups/315ml of boiling water over tea.
Steep 5 minutes. Fill a serving pitcher full with ice. Pour strained tea over ice