Mate, what's that? How to consume it?

Among the six stimulants commonly used around the world are:

  1. Coffee
  2. The Tea ;
  3. Kola nut;
  4. The Cocoa ;
  5. guarana;
  6. The Mate.

Mate is considered to be the most balanced stimulant, providing both energy and nutrients essential to our development.

Mate is produced from naturally caffeinated and nourishing leaves of the famous holly of the South American rainforest.  
The leaves of this tree contain no less than 24 vitamins and minerals, 15 amino acids, and a significant dose of antioxidants. Some experts say it is difficult to find such a complete plant. That is, a plant that provides virtually all the vitamins needed for our body.

Mate contains caffeine, as well as other well-known stimulants that can also be found in tea and coffee. Unlike tea, mate does not contain many tannins, which can have the effect of regaining a mate as strong as coffee, without bitterness and without the side effects that can give some coffees (such as gastric acid upwellings).

How to consume Mate?

There are many ways to consume mate. The best known is to infuse this one with a flavored green tea.

The second way to consume it which is much less known but which remains possible: "to the press", ie with the help of a coffee machine (Italian coffee maker for example).

The mate can be drunk hot, cold, with milk, honey and even glazed accompanied by lemon and fresh mint ... combinations are numerous.

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