Four Yerba Mate Teas to Jump Start Your Day
Yerba Mate offers a robust flavor that is perfect for this time of year. With deep roasty notes and a caffeine kick without the jitters, it’s a favorite for recovering coffee addicts and those who need a boost in the morning.
Yerba Mate’s caffeine content is fairly high, containing up to 90 mg per brewed cup. This tea can can help eliminate fatigue while stimulating mental and physical activity. It has a beneficial effect on nerves and muscles; it can also enhance intellectual work.
Interested in learning more about caffeine levels in all your teas? Read our blog post: How Much Caffeine is in My Tea?
Yerba Mate is also well-known for its health benefits.
It’s full of vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, Niacin (B3) plus complex minerals like calcium, manganese, iron, potassium, phosphorus, and zinc. The beverage also contains carotene, fatty acids, flavonols, polyphenols and 15 amino acids.
The polyphenols, which are a group of phytochemicals that act as powerful antioxidants, are considered to help strengthen our natural defenses.
It has been found that drinking Yerba Mate can help benefit individuals who suffer from digestion issues. It is also known to help soothe an upset stomach.
Want to replace coffee with Yerba Mate? Check out Yerba Mate versus Coffee: The Lowdown.
Enjoy these invigorating and delicious Yerba Mate teas this fall…
Caramel Cream Yerba Mate
“This tea is one of the BEST Teas I have EVER tasted. The caramel flavor comes through perfectly, strong but not overwhelming, almost like a mild-flavored caramel candy. This tea is perfect as a dessert, perfect for the holidays, or on a cold rainy day! I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this tea!!!!”
— Bethany, Fusion Teas customer
Caramel notes shine in this unique mate and rooibos infusion, creating a dessert in a cup or a delightful alternative to your caramel latte. The aroma is cake-like and creamy. The bold flavors of the roasted mate, rooibos and chicory create a hearty, decadent infusion with a smoky undertone, while marigold flowers add subtleties. The nutty, woody notes are balanced by hints of browned-sugar caramel. The character of the roasted mate is similar to coffee, especially with the chicory in the blend.
Roasted Pumpkin Yerba Mate
This infusion is blended with warming spices for beautiful autumn colors and flavors. The distinctive tastes of ginger, mace and cream are pleasantly sweet, but not overly so. The roasted mate and rooibos meld perfectly with the other flavors and spices. Buckwheat, sweet potato and pumpkin seeds add a woody, savory taste, while candied peanuts layer on another unique note. The result is rich and satisfying.
Roasted Cocoa Yerba Mate
“My Daily Fix — I stopped drinking coffee several years ago and started drinking mates. I started looking for online options due to the high cost of store brands and lucked into Fusion’s Roasted Cocoa Yerba Mate. This tea has the depth of coffee. Brew it strong and add cream for a rich cup!”
— Terry, Fusion Teas customer
Roasted yerba mate, organic rooibos and mellow chicory are blended together to create a thoroughly enjoyable infusion. Thinly sliced whole almonds, chocolate chips and cocoa beans lend heartiness, while toasted rice and barley add texture to this stout drink. An aroma of dark, bitter chocolate draws you in. The complex chocolate, roasty flavor, replete with vanilla overtones, is rich and robust. One sip and you may just become a lifelong yerba mate drinker!
Chai Spice Yerba Mate
Green yerba mate gives this blend a pine-like flavor of green wood. Ginger and peppercorns deliver a fiery punch. The star anise and other spices produce a sophistication and complexity that set this blend apart from your usual yerba mate. It’s a complex, innovative and invigorating blend of high-caffeine, woodsy green yerba mate with a handful of piquant chai spices.
Curious about how Yerba Mate measures up to your morning cup of coffee? We’ve got a blog post for that!