Mate is made from the leaves and young twigs of tropical Paraguayan holly, native to South America. Its effect on a person is truly unique-the drink tones, invigorates, promotes a surge of strength, concentration of attention, clarifies thinking. This nectar is due to the matein contained in it – a substance that resembles caffeine in properties, but does not cause addiction, insomnia, rapid heartbeat.
It’s not just the tonic properties that have made mate such a popular and beloved drink around the world. Its tart taste with a pronounced herbaceous note will be a real find for any tea gourmet. The subtle bitterness makes the nectar mysterious and unique.
Classic mate is brewed using a special technology in a special container. The brew is poured into a calabash-a container made of a gourd, and after the drink is infused for ten minutes, it can be drunk through a bombilla-a tube made of cane. Traditional attributes for the preparation of mate are very important, this is evidenced by the very name of the drink-in translation from the Guarani language “mate” and means “pumpkin”.
The preparation of mate is a kind of tea ceremony that goes back to ancient times. Thousands of years ago, the peoples of South America considered this technology sacred.
The golden-green drink has a number of useful properties. Mate is rich in vitamins A, C, E, organic acids, minerals and tannins.
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Rooibos, lemon zest, apricot slices. South Africa.
Very simple, but in its own way unique tea-like drink. It is called tea-like because, despite the fact that it is not tea at all, that is, it is not made from the leaves of the tea plant, but in some way similar to it in its properties.
This ethnic drink of South African tribes is made from the leaves and branches of a small shrub of rooibos, grown in South Africa. Rooibos goes through a fermentation process similar to how ordinary tea leaves are processed. It is cut, moistened and laid out on a flat surface to dry at a temperature of 25 degrees. Since it is cut, it releases juice, which during the drying process interacts with the surrounding microorganisms and oxygen. So a new compound is formed, which adds fruitiness to the taste and aroma of the drink. Green rooibos is not fermented, so its taste is more herbaceous. As a result of the combination of rooibos and green rooibos, an unusually pleasant drink is obtained, resembling a light compote of fresh fruits and berries.
Rooibos contains a large amount of amino acids, vitamins and minerals, so it keeps the body in good shape. Rooibos is even more valuable due to the lack of certain substances in it, such as caffeine, fructose and sucrose. It can be drunk by pregnant women, young children and those who suffer from diabetes, as rooibos does not increase blood sugar levels and does not provoke insomnia.
It is surprising that it has absolutely no contraindications, so rooibos can be safely attributed to all suitable universal drinks without exception.