Processed in a similar way to tea leaves, Yerba Mate leaves are cut just before they reach full growth. The cut leaves are then steamed and dried then sifted and allowed to age so their flavour will intensify. Yerba Matte has a high caffeine content, similar to that of a mild Arabica coffee and has a vegetative flavour. Grown in Southern Brazil.
NB: These leaves have a high caffeine content.