Yerba Mate for Coffee Lovers
Make the switch from coffee to healthful, robust Yerba Mate.
Yerba mate is an invigorating drink, with a distinct herbal quality, made from a plant native to the subtropical highland forests of South America. It can be found in Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.
Yerba Mate is known as the “Drink of the gods” because it provides nutrients, hydration and a boost of energy.
The level of caffeine in Yerba Mate is moderate, making it a great alternative to coffee. Its chemical makeup makes it a better choice for those with caffeine sensitivities. Yerba Mate is rich in antioxidants, amino acids, minerals and vitamin B. These components are known to fight free radicals, eliminate toxins and have a beneficial effect on metabolism.
Yerba mate is equally as invigorating as coffee in the cup. Many will experience less of a crash after drinking yerba mate than after a cup or two of coffee. Yerba mate is low in tannins so it can be strong like coffee but doesn’t become too bitter.
Yerba Mate vs Coffee
|90 mg of caffeine in 1 cup (8 oz.)|
Minerals: Calcium, Manganese, Iron, Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc
Vitamins: A, C, E, B1, B2, Niacin (B3), B5, B Complex
Additional Compounds: Carotene, Fatty Acids, Chlorophyll, Flavonols, Polyphenols, Inositol
15 amino acids
Contains trace minerals, antioxidants, tannins, pantothenic acid, theophylline and theobromine
|95-150 mg of caffeine in 1 cup (8 oz.)|
Potassium 116 mg
Vitamins B and E
Contains trace amounts of other vitamins, niacin, thiamine, zinc and magnesium. It is said some compounds in coffee may hinder the absorption of minerals such as iron, calcium and zinc.
Popular Yerba Mate Blends
Try some of our most popular Yerba mate blends:
A delightful taste of cocoa, cinnamon and cloves, a great combo. I felt focused, energized and uplifted ready to tackle the world after a few sips! I am very impressed with the taste, no sugar or milk needed. The flavor is strong enough I use the tea leaf a few times and still savor the taste. What a wonderful tea, a heavenly taste!!Deirdre
This spicy brew brings several flavors together in a delicious cup and just may replace your morning coffee ritual. The well-balanced combination of cinnamon and cloves offers a deep, rich infusion. Pleasant roasted notes accentuate the strong flavors and coconut flakes add creaminess.
I like the Raspberry Yerba Mate Tea and drink some almost every day. I add boiled milk like with coffee, but something else I like is, I grind up granola in a coffee grinder, and put a tablespoon of that in the bottom of the cup. The Yerba seems to keep me going longer than coffee, maybe an hour more.Severin
Sip Raspberry Mate anytime you could use a refreshing pick-me-up. Notes of sweet raspberry leave a lingering sweetness. You’ll discover a compelling combination in the naturally sweet flavors from the raspberry, balanced with earthy yerba mate.
This tea is one of my favorites. From the moment you open the bag you know you are in for a treat. This tea is bursting with aroma and loaded with huge chunks of pineapple. It’s light and fruity and full of flavor. Give this a try for sure.Ryan
This tea is a luscious explosion of tropical sweetness. Big chunks of mango and pineapple lend heady fruit notes in the infused tea. Mango Mate is a satisfying fruit medley from start to finish. Yerba mate offers a pleasant bite that compliments the tropical fruits perfectly.
We offer several different kinds of Mate blends. Their flavors range from fruity to spicy and everything in between. Can’t make up your mind on which one you’d like to try? Check out our Yerba Mate Tea Sampler.