All About Yerba Mate
Yerba Mate in it’s freshest form. Strong, bold flavor.
Yerba Mate aged for at least one year. Smooth, less bold flavor.
Yerba Mate that has been roasted. Smooth, coffee-like flavor.
Yerba mate is often known as “clean energy” because it has a smooth, long lasting energy profile without the negative side effects. It contains caffeine, theophylline and theobromine- stimulants that are commonly found in tea, coffee & chocolate. However, it does not contain the acidity of coffee, so it is less likely to cause upset stomach or jitters.
Vitamins & Minerals
- Vitamins: A, C, E, B1, B2, Niacin (B3) B5, B Complex
- Minerals: calcium, manganese, iron, selenium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc
- Additional compounds: carotene, fatty acids, chlorophyll, flavonols, polyphenols, inositol, trace minerals, tannins, pantothenic acid and 15 amino acids
Research conducted by the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) showed that yerba mate has antioxidant levels higher than green tea. It is rich in chlorogenic acid, an antioxidant that acts in the metabolic balance, fighting free radicals responsible for premature aging. Natives to the region have often given it credit for their longevity.
Two Ways To Drink It
Drink it like the Brazilians...
Traditional style yerba mate called chimarao is drank from a gourd with a bombilla (filtered straw). The gourd is filled with chimarrao, a less refined mate with sticks and stems, and hot water. Drink it down and pass it around- the perfect way to enjoy with friends!
...or a little more refined!
We also offer premium cut yerba mate in a variety of flavors and blends if you prefer a tea pot or french press to prepare your drink. Tastes great hot or cold!