Our Red Velvet Tea is very popular as a refreshing beverage, but also for the health benefits. The blend of Yerba Mate & Hibiscus makes a potent antioxidant blend.
Yerba Mate (yer-bah mah-tay)
Natural & sustainable energy a caffeine high without the shakes and “crash” that sometimes follows.
Yerba mate is made from the naturally caffeinated and nourishing leaves of the celebrated South American rainforest holly tree (Ilex paraguariensis).
The tea does contain a long list of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, including B vitamins and vitamin C; manganese, potassium and zinc; and the beneficial plant compounds quercetin, theobromine and theophylline.
Lab tests have suggested a host of benefits from Yerba Mate. In test tubes, the herb and its components reduce oxidative stress on heart and liver cells, protect DNA from damage in yeast cells and kill human liver cancer cells. In lab rats, the tea improves the flow of blood through blood vessels and reduces fat accumulation
Traditional Mate is rich, robust, and balanced, with a complex earthy mate body and a smooth mellow finish.
The Hibiscus plant itself is a shrubby tropical plant that produces flowers with reddish-purple centers. After the petals fall from the flower, the remaining deep red calyces (cup-like structures formed by the sepals) grow into seed-containing pods that resemble flower buds. It’s these red calyces that are used to make hibiscus tea.
The tea is a mild diuretic, which helps the body to expel toxins and is packed with Vitamin C.
Hibiscus tea may also reduce cholesterol by dilating blood vessels. Plus, hibiscus tea contains an enzyme inhibitor that impedes the production of amylase, which is an enzyme that breaks down sugar and starches. Drinking hibiscus tea daily may benefit people with slightly elevated blood pressure, according to a small study published in The Journal of Nutrition in 2010. For six weeks, 65 adults who had mildly elevated blood pressure (but were not taking blood pressure medication) drank either three cups of hibiscus tea or a placebo beverage each day. Study results revealed that members of the hibiscus group experienced a greater drop in blood pressure (compared to those who consumed the placebo beverage.
Hibiscus tea has a tart flavor similar to cranberry juice. If you like cranberries, youll like hibiscus. If you like sweet tea, you can always sweeten it with sugar or honey.
We brew on-site, so you can be certain you are drinking the pure teas, and nothing else.