Yerba: Best Sources?


Healthy herbs, rooibos, honeybush, decaf tea, and yerba mate.

Yerba: Best Sources?

Postby Katrina » Apr 26th, '08, 15:09

I know this has been asked before but many of the posts in this thread are 2 or more years old.

My husband recently tried and loved roasted mate. Anyone have recommendations or sources? We will be brewing it in a teapot. (Just can't invest in more equipment in case this is a brief phase! Sorry to all you Argentinians out there!)

I know next to NOTHING about mate. I know he liked the roasted rather than the green and it was unflavored. (A real smoky/tobacco kind of note...reminded me a bit of pipe smoke.) Are there other questions I should be asking when trying to select a good one?
User avatar
Katrina
 
Posts: 271
Joined: Oct 18th, '
Location: Massachusetts

Postby silverneedles » Apr 26th, '08, 16:10

not sure of roasted yerba sources/brands but my argentine friend who lived in Argentina & Paraguay is here and buys only the Cruz de Malta brand (unroasted kinds)...
User avatar
silverneedles
 
Posts: 558
Joined: Feb 27th, '
Location: TX <- NY

Postby Sydney » Apr 26th, '08, 16:12

https://www.yerbamateteagourd.com/

One of the other TeaChat'ers turned me on to these guys for a replacement gourd and bombilla, and I have had no complaints. They seem to have a fairly wide range of drinkable offerings.
User avatar
Sydney
 
Posts: 758
Joined: Dec 22nd, '
Location: the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the galaxy

Postby omegapd » Apr 26th, '08, 16:27

www.goyerbamate.com

My favorite is Rosamonte Special Selection. It's a strong, smoky one also.

EW
User avatar
omegapd
 
Posts: 925
Joined: Feb 6th, '0
Location: enjoying a cup of Red Rose down in GA

Postby greenisgood » Apr 30th, '08, 23:01

i just got some green mate from TeaSource, its my first time buying green mate and i just cured my first gourd but i know its way better than the guayaki bags
User avatar
greenisgood
 
Posts: 144
Joined: Sep 2nd, '0

Postby Sydney » Apr 30th, '08, 23:03

Cool.
User avatar
Sydney
 
Posts: 758
Joined: Dec 22nd, '
Location: the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the galaxy

Postby Warden Andy » May 1st, '08, 08:20

Roasted mate seems to pop up more on non-yerba vendor sites than yerba vendor sites. The only one I found so far is http://www.yerbamatecafe.biz/Salante-Yerba-mate-s/2.htm . The gimmicky products sold on that site are annoying, but they are a good place to order mate from.
User avatar
Warden Andy
 
Posts: 221
Joined: Feb 12th, '


Instant Messenger

Permissions
You cannot post new topics
You cannot reply to topics
You cannot edit your posts
You cannot delete your posts
You cannot post attachments
Navigation