Organic & Fair Trade Unsmoked One Pound Loose Tea Herbal Supplement Usda Organic Fair for Life Certified by IMO Pure Leaf Kosher Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth Naturally Caffeinated Product of Argentina What's an 'eco' Tea? Eco comes from the Greek word oikos, which means home. Ecology is the study of the home. Economy is the management of the home. At Eco Teas, we like to think of home on three levels: the body, the household and planet. That's why an Eco Tea is healthy, affordable, and sustainable. The Eco Teas Story We started Eco Teas in the year 2000 in the kitchen of our house 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. Thank you! Your purchase empowers our mission. 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 plants thousands of native trees on our partner farm each year to create shade, enhance biodiversity, and diversity the local economy. Our one-of-a-kind yerba has 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. A Natural Energy & Fitness 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 umoITE/240 ml, which is five times stronger than a typical cup of green tea. 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.