All of our unsmoked yerba mate is grown and processed in Brazil. The drying process never exposes the yerba to wood or gas fumes. The result is a very clean and pure yerba mate flavor. Traditional yerba mate drinkers may find it bland due to the lack of smoke flavor. We are not going to claim that unsmoked yerba mate is safer because there is no evidence that proves that claim, so far it is an assumption.
These are perfect product for new yerba mate drinkers due to the mild flavors.