24 Sep '12, 11pm

Toasted Mate and Roobios: Yerba mate is a holly plant that's been in use for centuries in Latin America. It serv...

Toasted Mate and Roobios: Yerba mate is a holly plant that's been in use for centuries in Latin America. It serv...

I'm something of a beverage fanatic. I just finished off a pot of Dragon Well green tea. I've got a freshly roasted batch of Puerto Rican coffee here. I'm going to drink some tomorrow, even though I should probably let it sit longer. But even though my cupboard is largely dedicated to green tea and coffee, there's a shelf dedicated to herbal teas. I think it's fun to occasionally take a break from our preferred caffeinated beverages to explore some wildly different flavors. That's why I've selected two herbal teas I think even the most dedicated coffee fiend will enjoy. The history of these sorts of drinks is almost always the same -- European settlers, finding importing coffee and tea to be prohibitively expensive, try a sip of what the natives are drinking, and the rest is history. Toasted Mate Yerba mate is a holly plant that's been in use for centuries in Latin America...

Full article: http://www.ineedcoffee.com/12/mate-roobios/

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