Collection: Yerba Mate

Yerba mate is an herb native to South America and is used to make the national drink of Argentina, Paraguay, Uraguay and Southern Brazil.  The yerba mate tree is a species of the holly family. In fact, yerba mate is consumed 6 to 1 over coffee in these countries.

Yerba mate is often described as a beverage with the energy kick of coffee, the smooth flavor of traditional tea, the healing components of herbal tea and the feel-good factor of chocolate. In fact, the yerba mate plant contains caffeine, theophylline and theobromine, the stimulants also found in coffee, tea and chocolate.

Generally, the caffeine content of a yerba mate beverage is typically more than black tea but less than coffee.