What is yerba mate?

Yerba mate has its origins in South America, coming from the areas of Argentina, Urugay, Paraguay, Brazil, and Chile. It is made by infusing the tea leaves from the 'Yerba' plant in hot water, traditionally in a cup made from a gourd.  A 'bombilla' or metal straw with holes, is placed in the gourd and used to sip the hot beverage.

The drink is becoming popular as a coffee alternative, since it has a high natural caffeine content.

Yerba mate contains

- Caffeine

- 24 Vitamins and Minerals

- 15 amino acids

- Abundant antioxidants