Yerba maté is without doubt one of the most popular South American beverages. Drinking of Yerba maté has become a ritual in the culture of the original inhabitants of South America. It is traditionally drunk in groups, within the family or at meetings of friends, during which the group frequently shares both the calabus (a vessel traditionally made from pumpkin) and the bombil (a traditional straw). At present the largest producers of maté are Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. Maté supports the function of the kidneys, strengthens the immune system and stabilises blood sugar levels.
Darjeeling Upper Fagu Spring Enigma comes from the same material as Upper Fagu FTGFOP1, but it was blended for more tippy result. Thanks to this, the final product is a bit smoother and sweeter. It has slightly higher amount of caffeine. The silver-tipped leaves of this first flush Darjeeling offering yield an amber gold liquor with a fresh, lively character. The flavorful cup is delightful on the palate, smooth with floral hints. A refreshing pungency is balanced with an overall honey-sweet quality that lingers long into the finish.