Mate , Mate , Mate!!!

Now i will introduce you to one of my favorite drinks: The mate!!

This is one of my favorite teas, if not THE TEA!

It’s a tea from south america, the traditional and the biggest favorite for Argentinians, this drink is a huge source of energy: mateina, that’s an equivalent to the caffeine but with not secondary effects,  maybe that’s why Brazilians and Argentinians are the best in playing football (soccer), maybe we should ask Diego Armando Maradona or Leo Messi? 😉 .

Mate is my best tip for dieting and it’s a great partner all through my life.

Mate contains several vitamins and minerals important to human health, including vitamins A (as beta carotene), B1, B2, C and E, as well as phosphorus, iron  and calcium.

The quantity of antioxidants is superior to almost all the drinks. Helping you also to stay younger 😉 and Isn’t that what we all want?

The flavor is super bitter the first time you drink it.My little demon from inside sometimes tempted me to make a little joke to my friends, so I let them taste the first mate without any sweetener, the face of the poor victim is priceless 😉 so don’t try it at home with out any sweetener, my advice is with Stevia, natural and soft taste.

It’s possible to drink it like a tea, but the original and the good version of Mate is served with a metal straw from a shared hollow calabash gourd called mate. The straw is called a bombilla . The straw is traditionally made of silver. Modern, commercially available straws are typically made of nickel silver, called Alpaca; stainless steel, or hollow-stemmed cane.

As with other brewed herbs, yerba mate leaves are dried, chopped, and ground into a powdery mixture called yerba. The bombilla acts as both a straw and a sieve. The submerged end is flared, with small holes or slots that allow the brewed liquid in, but block the chunky matter that makes up much of the mixture. A modern bombilla design uses a straight tube with holes, or spring sleeve to act as a sieve.

You can drink it all the day, it’s so tasty after a while you wont forget in any place! is also the best to purify the system for its diuretic and natural laxative properties, so the only disadvantage that you shouldn’t drink in the evening because its so energizing that you wont be able to sleep. So for the hand it will give a boost for starting a great day!!

So I advice you with all my heart, try it, give it a chance for a week and after that it will be your friend for life 😀

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this is my complete kit for sharing evening with my friends and my mate!!

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