Traditional Yerba Mate Drinking: Curing the Gourd

Once upon a time Americans would not have had ready access to yerba mate, nor would they have known what to do with it if they had. But let's clarify that statement a bit, as it refers specifically to North Americans. In South America, yerba mate has long been a favorite beverage, to the point …

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The Advantages of Blended Teas

Tea blends — they’re everywhere these days. Go online and you’ll see dozens of small tea “boutiques” selling their latest tea blends. Some are fairly normal sounding, such as a special citrus and green tea blend, while others are exotic, like a tea blend with a root beer float taste. There are hundreds of different …

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