Bombilla & Gourd introduces new organic tea beverage
September 25, 2007
by FoodBusinessNews.net Staff
NEW YORK — Bombilla & Gourd, a new organic beverage company, has introduced Mate Tea, an organic and ready-to-drink cold beverage made from yerba mate.
Yerba mate is a popular tea in South America. Mate Tea will be offered in blueberry, pomegranate, peach, lemon, and mint and honey flavors at Whole Foods Markets beginning in mid-October.
"We were taken by the power and culture surrounding yerba mate in Argentina and much of South America," said Thomas Wollmann, co-founder of Bombilla & Gourd. "As we further understood mate’s health benefits, particularly in comparison to other bottled organic beverages available in the United States, we were determined to share this with and turn as many people on to it as possible."
Mate Tea has about one-fifth the caffeine of coffee and is high in antioxidants. The yerba mate leaves Bombilla & Gourd uses are shipped from a family farm in Northern Argentina and are supplied by EcoTeas, which is a member of the Fair Trade Federation.