Organic Yerba Mate by Kalmateh - 1 lb. Traditional Unsmoked
16 oz/ 1 lb. Traditional Cut Unsmoked Leaf and Stem Yerba Mate.
From an organic four-generation family farm in Misiones, Argentina. Dried with a unique smoke-free process for a smooth, clean taste. 100% UNSMOKED.
Our Yerba is UNSMOKED, which is a term used to describe the unique drying method that our farmers employ, which uses warm air instead of the typical wood smoke to dry the leaves after harvest. Following the drying, our yerba is aged for a minimum of nine months to allow the flavor to soothe and mature.
Traditionally, yerba mate production typically uses heavy applications of herbicides to control weeds, however our organic yerba mate cultivation relies on fairly-paid workers with machetes. We think that the extra step to produce organic yerba mate is worth it not only for our bodies, but for the workers and the land as well.
The farm also adheres to the principles of Fair Trade, according to which child labor is strictly forbidden; workplace health and safety is promoted; equal opportunities for men and women are promoted; and workers are guaranteed a fair wage.