Exploring Small-Batch, Brewed YERBA MATÉ with All Natural, Organic Ingredients. Yerba Mate, … "the Drink of the gods"
Switchel – Yerba Maté
Switchel is a traditional drink to serve to thirsty farmers at hay harvest time. Yerba Project Switchel is a belend of Brewed Organic Yerba Mate Tea blended with Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar and 100% Pure Organic Maple Syrup.
Switchel, sometimes known as nature’s sports drink, whose origin is in the Caribbean by way of New England and areas where apples and maple syrup are plentiful. A source of Calcium, Magnesium, Potasium, Manganese, Vitamin C, Zinc and Gingerol (a digestive aid). We add Maté for the energy boost!!
Switchel originated in the Caribbean, and had become a popular summer drink in the American Colonies in the late 17th century. By the 19th century, it had become a traditional drink to serve to thirsty farmers at hay harvest time, hence the nickname haymaker’s punch.Herman Melville wrote in I and My Chimney, “I will give a traveler a cup of switchel, if he want it; but am I bound to supply him with a sweet taste?” In The Long WinterLaura Ingalls Wilder describes a switchel-like beverage that her mother had sent for Laura and her father to drink while haying: “Ma had sent them ginger-water. She had sweetened the cool well-water with sugar, flavored it with vinegar, and put in plenty of ginger to warm their stomachs so they could drink till they were not thirsty. Ginger-water would not make them sick, as plain cold water would when they were so hot.”