What is Yerba Mate?

Yerba Mate is a combination from the Spanish word “Hierba” meaning herb and the indigenous Quechuan word “mati” meaning container for a drink.

Made from the dried leaves of Ilex paraguariensis, a type of holly found in the South American rainforest, Yerba Mate is the national drink of Argentina as well as a few other native South American countries.

An invigorating and energising tea, Mate contains theobromine, the feel-good stimulant in chocolate, and theophylline, the mental energiser in green and black tea. It's unique medley of stimulation and nutrition helps maintain your body's balance. Yerba Mate is a bold, earthy and malty brew. It not only tastes great, but being rich in vitamins, amino acids, and polyphenols has a tonne of health benefits. It is an antioxidant powerhouse, known for its ability to provide a gentle and steady energy boost. But its benefits go beyond just that. 

The perfect companion for when you need to study or focus at work, Mate is known to improve alertness and mental focus. Yerba Mate also stands out in the sporting world, being a favourite of many athletes, as it is known to assist physical activity and eliminate fatigue.

Traditionally, individuals would gather around and bond through the collective experience of drinking Mate.The shared experiences not only make it delightful, but also succeed in bringing people together. Mate can also be drunk individually in the comfort of your own home or with family and friends.

All in all, Yerba Mate definitely packs a healthy punch and with so much to offer, the only question we should be asking ourselves is why haven’t we tried it yet? If you’re wondering where you can buy Yerba Mate Tea in India, we’ve got you covered. You can buy it from our online store and save a trip all the way to South America.

Erushka de Sousa

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