In the kitchen: Yerba Mate tea

If you’re a green tea devotee then you might also enjoy its South American counterpart, Yerba mate. Sent to try by new superfood retailer Nutriseed.co.uk I realised it’s more than just your average brew. It’s loaded with energy, vitamins and minerals and used for medicinal purposes too. I’m aware there are traditional ways of preparing and drinking this tea but here’s how I did it in my kitchen… 

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Yerba mate (pronounced yer-bah mah-tay) literally means ‘cup-herb’ in Spanish or Portuguese. It tastes similar to a mild green tea but without the smoky oakiness that some green tea varieties offer. 

The team behind Nutriseed.co.uk are also behind one of my favourite health drink brands, Super Eleven Shake, the power drink made with 11 superfoods.

There are more unusual finds on Nutriseed too such as the Ayurvedic ashwagandha (a stress-relieving and restorative herb), 28-day detox tea  (a blend of 6 cleansing herbal teas), superfood capsules (spirulina, maca root and acai berry) and a variety of cacao (great for keen cooks).

If you’re a Yerba mate fan too, would love to know! 

How I love thee Hari Tea

Tea, tea, how I love tea… I have tins of the stuff from all around the world jamming my kitchen cupboards. But this one – Persistence of Memory by Hari Tea from yogamatters.com – was recommended to me by another beauty journalist, and it’s DELICIOUS.

Each label, cutely tells you it “promotes random access to your files” and comes in a beautiful cotton bag. And the whole lot is packaged up with a ┬ábig straw ribbon and a message about how yogis lived thousands of years ago. Try it. You’ll love it.