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Our Yerba Mate is cultivated by a farming family of northeastern Argentina that practices an environmentally friendly and 100% organic agriculture.
Whole plant blend - leaves and stems with a low amount of powder. The stems are left in the blend for a good reason; The palos make it an infusion that is a lot lighter. They act as a natural sweetener and they cut through the bitterness of the leaves.
Organic Yerba Mate
Yerba Mate (yer-bah mah-tay) is a plant cousin to tea that stands out for its balanced energizing effects, nutritional profile, taste and its unique infusion method.
Native to northern Argentina, Paraguay and southern Brazil, Yerba Mate has its own culture based on the values of friendship and sharing.
Our Yerba Mate Tea is cultivated by a fourth-generation farmer family in the province of Misiones, northeastern Argentina.
Find more on our What is Yerba Mate page!
The Yerba Mate plant (Ilex paraguariensis) is a different specie from the tea plant (Camilia Sinensis). Here's why:
While Camelia Sinensis mainly grows in Asia, Yerba Mate exclusively grows in South America. Both plants contain Caffeine, but unlike the tea plant, Yerba Mate contain an alkaloid called Theobromine (also found in cacao). Theobromine is a lot different from caffeine because it offers more relaxed and longer energy without the spike and crash.
We often hear that the Yerba Mate plant is known to have the energizing qualities of coffee, the health benefits of green tea and the euphoria of chocolate.
Yerba Mate is also the only infusion to be consumed with a gourd and bombilla (metal filtering straw). Here's 5 reasons to brew yerba mate the traditional way with a gourd and bombilla.
If we look at the nutritional profile, Yerba Mate is healthier than Coffee.
While being less acidic, Yerba Mate has a much larger amount of Polyphenols than coffee.
Yerba Mate also contains an alkaloid called Theobromine, well known to offer a more relaxed and longer energy without the spike and crash.
It also contains minerals such as vitamin A, vitamin B1, B2, B3, and B5; vitamin C, vitamin E, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sodium, sulfur, and zinc.
If you are looking for a healthier alternative, yerba mate tea is definitely a great option!
Most of the world's Yerba Mate is processed using a heavily smoked drying system that uses burnt wood to dry the mate leaves. This drying method is known to produce a Yerba Mate that contains polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), chemicals that have been shown to be carcinogenic if consumed in high concentrations.
Our Yerba Mate is 100% air dried through a process that use warm air instead of smoke. That drying system enable the leaves to be free of PAHs. This creates a safe, healthy and light tasting yerba mate.
Here's why it's very important to avoid smoked Yerba Mate Tea.
Mateina's Yerba Mate is cultivated by a fourth generation farming family in Argentina who practice an organic, fair trade and sustainable agriculture. More precisely, in the province of Misiones, Argentina.
Our Yerba Mate is cultivated with respect for the native forests. The chosen method allows a natural and sustainable cohabitation between the different botanical species.