Yerba Mate is a plant in South America that can be cultivated for the use in tea. It grows and is cultivated primarily in Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, and Paraguay.
The term Mate (pronounced "MAH-tay", rhymes with "latte") is the short way to say "Yerba Mate" although the mate is also the name of the gourd you drink from. You'll hear people say "Want some mate?" when they want some tea. Yerba Mate is officially an infusion, but to keep things simple, we call it tea.
Yerba Mate has been used for centuries in South America to provide an energy boost and focus beyond that of normal caffeinated drinks. Over centuries the drink has been used by Argentintian cowboys (Gauchos), Athletes, and anyone wanting to surpass their previous limits.
Skip the Crash and Jitters
Yerba is known for the energy boost without the crash or jitters due to the type of caffeine in Yerba mate. You'll have a steady focused energy needed to achieve your daily goals.
Yerba mate is very high in Antioxidants (higher than green tea!) and contains 7 of the 9 essential Amino acids your body needs. The contents can lower the risk of infections, boost the immune system, lower blood sugar levels, and lower the risk of heart disease. Yerba is also known as an appetite suppressant and metabolism booster aiding with weight loss.
A Healthier Habit
Your mind and body embrace habits and routines. Replace your constant coffee refills with the slow and steady drinking of mate. Replace the beer after work or beer with friends in the park or on the beach with a mate session. Let the habit of setting up your mate get you prepared forgetting focused on what you're about to do. Then let the Yerba guide you to achieve your goals.
What do I Need to Start Drinking Yerba Mate?
At the most basic level, you need the 4 items below.
You'll need to heat up water. Put your Yerba leaves and bombilla into the mate and you're good to go. You'll pour enough water in until you see the leaves start rising a bit, and then you're good for your sipping. Sip the tea until you're out. Pour more water in and repeat.