Buddha Dark Roast Yerba Maté Tea
Dark Roast Yerba Maté offers a rich, roasted flavor that makes for an exciting brew to start your morning with. With only a moderate amount of caffeine, yerba maté can be a perfect substitute for your morning coffee!
Interesting Notes About Yerba Maté:
Although research remains inconclusive, it is believed that yerba maté does contain caffeine. One website claims that a single tablespoon of yerba maté provides 30 mg of caffeine. However, a majority of individuals who drink yerba maté have noted that they do not experience the side effects common to coffee, such as jitters, headaches, or upset stomach. Many caffeine-sensitive individuals switch from coffee for this reason.
It is thought that the reasoning behind yerba maté’s unique effects is not due to a different kind of caffeine, but due to the combination of caffeine and two other energizing chemicals found in yerba maté: theobromine and theophylline, both also found in Camellia sinensis (tea leaves) and dark chocolate. The balance of these three compounds provides an energy boost that requires less caffeine for a stimulating effect.
In addition to being an alternative for those who are looking for a substitute for caffeine, yerba maté also provides polyphenols, minerals, saponins, and antioxidants, making it a healthier alternative to many other stimulating drinks.
Ingredients: Organic Yerba Maté, Organic Roasted Yerba Maté, Organic Roasted Barley, Organic Roasted Carob, Organic Roasted Chicory