Wellness

CHA IRACEMA, GREEN GOLD FROM BRAZIL

30 November 2015

Chá Iracema is the story of the lively and dynamic French-Brazilian, Jeanne Garaude. From Gemology to this brand there is just one minor difference, she now dedicates her time to another form of gold, green gold. She spent several weeks in search of the best producers across Brazil, learning how to taste and test, she finally selected a crop of maté harvested by hand in the heart of the southern rainforest. Maté is a native, wild plant which grows exclusively in the shade thus obtaining a subtle and refined texture. This maté is a fair-trade product certified 100% natural and organic. Maté is a natural stimulant and antioxidant, more nutritious than green tea; it is rich in vitamins (A, C, E, B1 and B2) and minerals (Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, Sodium, Potassium and Manganese). It gives you a real energy boost early in the day and helps improve your concentration but not only does it have a detoxifying effect, it also has slimming and toning benefits.

Chá Iracema, proposes two varieties of maté:

-Green maté: a particularly refreshing and invigorating fresh cut
-Toasted maté: the same green maté is toasted and slightly smoked revealing nutty notes.

We love the artisanal Art Deco bottles produced in the Brazil valley and designed like real boxes to refill when needed or to use as decorative objects on your shelves.

For Far & Wide, the founder has shared two exclusive recipes to enjoy your maté.

For a large pitcher of Iced Green Maté

Ingredients:

– 1 bottle of spring water (ideally Rosée de la Reine or Montcalm)
– 2 sachets or the equivalent of open green maté from Chá Iracema (the quantities are specified on the packets)
For those who love a more full-bodied maté add a bag more so 3 in total or the open equivalent.
– 1 Lime
– 5 Thai basil leaves or if you feel like any other fresh organic herbs such as basil, mint, cilantro, dill or chervil

A Little extra for those with a sweet tooth:
– 2 tablespoons of honey or 1 tablespoon of sugar

Infuse the maté for 3 min in spring water (1.5 L) at 80 °
For those with the sweet tooth, if you want to sweeten your mate, the end of the infusion time is when you add the honey or sugar.
Add half a lemon and 2 sprigs of fresh herbs while it’s hot!
Let cool and refrigerate for making Ice Mate! Or add ice directly for immediate consumption!

Pour into a beautiful glass decanter; add the remaining sliced half lemon and the last 3 herb sprigs right before serving!

Enjoy!

For a toasted hot ginger maté:

Ingredients:

– 1 Cup of spring water (ideally Rosée de la Reine or Montcalm)
– 1 Bag or equivalent open Chá Iracema toasted maté (the quantities are specified on the packets)
-1 Beautiful slice of organic fresh ginger
-1 Half teaspoon honey

Infuse the maté for 3 min along with the slice of ginger in spring water at 80 °
Then add honey!!

It’s ready!

Handcrafted bottle, organic green maté or toasted maté (Net WT 1,23 OZ) – 38€
Paper sacher, organic green maté or toasted maté (Net WT 2,12 OZ) – 15€
Box 25 sachets, organic green maté or toasted maté – 15€