Tea Talk Tuesday – What is Mate Tea?

By Heidi

In past Tea Talk Tuesdays, we’ve talked about the following teas (please click on the links if you’d like to learn more about any/all of these great teas):

Black TeaWhite TeaGreen TeaMatcha Green TeaOolong TeaPu’erh TeaRooibos TeaHerbal Tea

Today we’re going to be talking about a type of tea you may have never heard of before – Mate Tea. It’s not a “true tea” because it doesn’t come from the Camelia Sinensis plant.

Characteristics of Mate Tea

Mate tea comes from the South American plant, Yerba Mate.

It’s caffeine-rich and earthy in taste.

Mate tea is great to share with friends as an energizing social beverage!

Similar to coffee, Mate is roasted for a toasty, full flavor.

Using a scale of 1-3 teacups, Mate teas contains 1 1/2 teacups of caffeine.

FUN IDEA: swap your coffee with Mate tea for an antioxidant rich caffeine fix.

Current Mate Tea Flavors Available from Steeped Tea

Orange CinnamonChoco-MintLemongrass

To place an order for any of these teas or the lovely teaware pictured above, please go to my website and …read more

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