Our Yerba Mate tea is made from the finest quality selected leaves of the evergreen rainforest holly (Ilex paraguariensis), which are dried, cut and sifted before being placed into our natural fibre tea bags. Available in 10, 20, 50 and 100 tea bag pouches, each size offers exceptional quality and value.
It is fair to describe Yerba Mate tea as an acquired taste, in a similar vain to olives, having a distinctive smokey flavour that is unoffensive and unique, many find yerba mate to be an incredibly addictive taste after a few cups.
Containing a concentration of caffeine, Yerba Mate is widely consumed throughout South America, with 90% of Argentinian adults drinking it in the morning rather than coffee. In Argentina, Yerba Maté is readily available in maté cafés, which are as commonplace as coffee shops and cafés in the UK and North America.
Unlike coffee, Yerba Maté doesn't contain concentrated levels of tannin; this means it can be strong, but doesn't get bitter like coffee. Also, Yerba Maté tea is less likely cause jitters or stomach upsets, as it isn't oily or acidic like coffee.
Yerba Mate provides the body with balanced stimulation that many describe as gentle, clean and calm while helping to keep alert, energised and emotionally stable - it will rarely keep you up at night.
Grown at altitudes in the shade the leaves of this rainforest plant are a green tea and naturally contain 24 vitamins and minerals as well as 15 amino acids and an abundance of antioxidants, all of which are easily absorbed by the body.