Eco Teas Tea, Yerba Mate Unsmoked, Green Energy, Loose

Naturally Caffeinated Herbal Supplement. USDA organic. Pure leaf. Fair for Life. Fair trade certified by IMO. Organic & fair trade. One pound. Yerba mate is a holly tree native to the rainforests of South America. Its leaves are brewed into a nutritious, antioxidant-rich beverage, Mate (say mah-tay). Mate is the national drink of Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. People from all walks of life have enjoyed its beneficial properties for centuries. An energizing, delicious morning tea. Raises metabolism. Used traditionally to support weight loss regimens that include a balanced diet and exercise. Supports an active lifestyle. Provides antioxidants, minerals, amino acids & B vitamins. Aids elimination. Antioxidant Power: When brewed as directed, this tea provides an ORAC value of 10,000 umolTE/240 ml, which is five times stronger than a typical cup of green tea brewed with a tea bag. Naturally caffeinated. What's an Eco Tea? Eco comes from the Greek word oikos, which means home. Ecology is the study of home. Economy is the management of the home. At EcoTeas, we like to think of home on three levels: the body, the household and the planet. That's why an Eco Tea is healthy, affordable and sustainable. The EcoTeas Story: We started EcoTeas in the year 2000 in the kitchen of our home in Ashland, Oregon. We came together as three best friends with a shared vision: to create a grassroots tea company that supports organic agriculture, fair trade business practices and healthy living. We work to bring you the highest quality teas at the best possible prices. In addition to providing green livelihoods for our farmers and ourselves, we strive to inspire simple, healthy, sustainable lifestyles. Tea Source Story: You are holding in your hand a pound of the finest yerba mate on the planet. It comes from a three-generation family farm in northern Argentina. It is certified organic, fair trade, and kosher. We plant thousands of native trees on our partner farm each year to create shade, enhance biodiversity, and diversify the local economy. Our one-of-a-kind yerba has a vital aroma and a light, clean taste. It is dried with warm air instead of the usual smoke, then aged for at least nine months. Finally, we remove the stems and powder to achieve a pure-leaf product of exceptional quality and potency. EcoTeas Products: Try all our organic & fair trade teas! Thank you! Your purchase empowers our mission. Visit us online to share your experiences with us and to shop for gourds, bombillas, gift sets and other EcoTeas products. Our Clean Energy & Water Commitment: We offset our office energy use with 100% clean, renewable wind power through the Bonneville Environmental Foundation. For every ounce of water you use to make our tea, we work in partnership with BEF to put an ounce of water back into Evans Creek, and important habitat for salmon in southern Oregon. Learn more at Certified organic by Oregon Tilth (OTCO), USDA accredited Certified Fair For Life by IMO. A gluten-free product. Proud to be a water steward. Fair for Life. Fair trade certified by IMO. USDA organic. Proud to support clean energy. (These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease). Product of Argentina.