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.
Tea | Moderate caffeine | Quart of water and refrigerate overnight.
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.