After drinking a cup of this extraordinary mate blend, you'll feel ready to do battle with your day! Traditional yerba mate elegantly balances the spirit of chai spices with the essence of tropical fruit undertones culminating in a graceful mosaic of flavors. Not for the faint of heart, this is one herbal blend that will give you the warrior's energy you need to get through even the toughest of days.
This tea contains a moderate level of caffeine | Steep at 212° for 5-10 minutes.
Our teabags contain the same high-quality tea as our loose-tea offerings. Their pyramid shape gives the leaves plenty of room to unfurl and infuse, placing more flavor in each cup. Enjoy the superior flavor of gourmet tea with the convenience of a disposable bag.
As aristocrats for centuries, the samurai developed their own culture that influenced Japan as a whole. The culture associated with the samurai such as the tea ceremony, monochrome ink painting, rock gardens, and poetry was adopted by warrior patrons throughout the centuries 1200–1600. These practices were adapted from the Chinese arts. Zen monks introduced them to Japan and they were allowed to flourish due to the interest of powerful warrior elites. The Zen monk Zeami, introduced the tea ceremony to General Ashikaga Takauji (1304–58). Previously, tea had been used primarily by Buddhist monks to stay awake during meditation.
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