Feel Good is a unique blend of herbs and spices with one particularly special ingredient - mate (mah-teh). Renowned for its ability to rejuvenate and revitalise. Mate is a favourite for those wanting a boost of antioxidants and energy.
Mate comes from the yerba mate plant, indigenous to South America. The leaves are picked and dried, typically over a fire, and the result is a strong, earthy, bitter infusion. The bitterness of mate takes some getting used to. This is why Feel Good is blended with other ingredients to create a more rounded, mellow infusion. Liquorice root and vanilla extract provide sweetness. While ginger, cinnamon, aniseed, lime tree petals and melissa create a well balanced, aromatic brew.
Feel Good is unique among the AVANTCHA herbal infusions due to the presence of caffeine. While the rest of our herbal blends are caffeine free, Feel Good will give you a significant burst of energy.
Mate contains less caffeine than coffee but more than tea - the perfect middle ground! Tea and mate release caffeine more slowly than coffee. Meaning that you have a more sustained level of energy over a longer period of time and you wont have the post coffee jitters. The same is true for all tea, mate simply contains higher levels of caffeine.
Mate is also bursting with nutrients. It contains high levels of anti-oxidants and is packed with calcium, iron, magnesium, vitamins A, B, C, E....the list goes on and on! Due to high levels of nutrients and caffeine, mate is a popular choice among athletes looking for sustained and healthy sources of energy.
Unsurprisingly, many celebrities and foodies have caught onto the mate craze. However, more than a popular trend, mate is culturally a very important beverage. While being the national drink of Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay it is also widely consumed in Syria and Lebanon. In fact Syria is the largest importer of mate in the world. Traditionally served in a round 'gourd' with a straw, mate is used as a way of bringing people together. A social drink, it is common for friends and family to gather to drink mate and take a break from their busy lives.
The AVANTCHA ethos is to create unforgettable and original tea experiences that our customers will love. We look to source the finest ingredients and give them a distinct and delicious twist. In the case of Feel Good, we have sourced the finest South American mate and blended it with ingredients that are beneficial and full of flavor.
We love to hear from our Tea Friends! Get in touch and let us know how you enjoy your mate.