Yerba Mate is a stimulating tea for increased energy and mental focus. This traditional South American herb is said to offer the “strength of coffee, the health benefits of tea, and the euphoria of chocolate” all in one beverage. It was called “the drink of the gods” because of it’s energy and nutritional benefits.Yerba mate is a traditional South American drink that's gaining worldwide popularity, and not just
amongst sports people.
Steeped in hot water to make the tea, Yerba mate is traditionally consumed from a container called a
gourd and sipped with a metal straw that has a filter at its lower end to strain out the leaf fragments.
South American footballers enjoy sharing Yerba Mate from this traditional gourd and it is said to be a sign of friendship and bonding. And that is why the
South American football teams make drinking it a ritual.
But it’s more than just bonding, Yerba Mate is rich in anti-oxidants (higher than green tea) is anti-
inflammatory and is believed to have cholesterol lowering properties. Yerba Mate has less caffeine
than coffee but will enhance alertness and reduce fatigue without the jittery side effects of coffee. This
tea is also known to be anti-bacterial, anti-parasitic and anti-fungal.
At Herbal Teas Australia, we have added Yerba Mate to our ALERT tea.
There are absolutely no preservatives, colourings or flavourings in these herbal teas and from each packet you will get a minimum of 100 cups of tea.