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type: herbal

origin: argentina

caffeine: strong

price level: $$$$

Long hailed in South American countries as a healthy, energizing social beverage, Yerba Mate is finding a new audience in North America. Notable is its ability to provide energy without the jitteriness suffered by coffee imbibers.

Its taste has been compared to that of green tea but with a more herbaceous, grassy character. Enjoyed hot or iced it can also be mixed with fruit juices for an energizing punch.

Our Yerba Mate is an herbal beverage from Argentina that contains caffeine; we would not suggest it as a nightcap. Steep at 150°F for 3-5 minutes

Recent reviews

    • SD

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      This is a delicious mate tea that is ideal when you want that distinctive flavour or caffeine level. It's great to have a big bag of it in for when you just need that.

    • 

      A mildly herby add-in to herbal and low caffeine teas for a little kick.

    • 

      Since I’m not a coffee drinker I didn’t care for it. No amount of sugar or cream could help it.

    • JP

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      I think this is a very good yerba mate tea. It has caffeine though so dont think since it says herbal its caffeine free

    • 

      we've been mate fans for yrs, since my spouse had a college friend from south america - nice treat!

    • 

      This was a super tasty surprise! Although I used to drink mate regularly years ago I always used boiling water. I brewed this at a low temperature and enjoyed a different kind of flavor.

    • 

      This has a very grassy and earthy smell and flavor. It's very grounding and energizing, which makes it a great choice for mornings

    • 

      Real good tea, especially as a kick start. There's a green, grassiness to this that's accented with a bit of a hay taste. Definitely brew at a lower temperature for best results.

    • 

      I really enjoyed this tea. I made sure to steep at about 150F. I managed 2 steeps, both for 3min. I added a spoon of sugar to both steeps. I didn't notice any grassy or smokey notes. It was similar to a light green tea, but smoother. I've had Mate in other blends before, but now I'm really interested to try just a flavored Mate. (reviewed from CommuniTea)

    • 

      Gives you a nice kick of energy which is just what I’m looking for in a mate. Taste is good, very earthy.

    • 

      I would say this is a great sub for coffee but I dis not really like it. It has some spices that I’m not crazy for

    • CK

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      I bought a yerba mate sampler as a way to curb my energy drink habit and reduce the amount of caffeine I consume, and I can honestly say I'm enjoying every cup! This mate is light, bright, and delicate in it's simplicity. It's cozy, but not so much that it makes you want to crawl back into bed to savor it. It's a nice on-the-go drink with a pleasant taste.

    • 

      Not much for taste but definately gives you a kick in the butt if you need energy!

    • 

      Really different that other yerba mates Ive tried. Its much more fresh and bright than others. Needs to be steeped for at least 10 minutes.