Yerba Mate is a highly energizing herbal tea and is sure to give you more than a little extra pep in your step!
Yerba mate is used to make a tea beverage known as mate in Spanish and Portuguese. But the drink is called other names in Portuguese, such as chimarrão and tererê/tereré when served cold. In English, the tea is frequently just called yerba mate. It is traditionally consumed in central and southern regions of South America, primarily in Paraguay, as well as in Argentina, Uruguay, southern and central-western Brazil, the chaco region of Bolivia and southern Chile.It is also popular in the Druze community in Syria and Lebanon, where it is imported from Argentina.Yerba mate was first cultivated and used by the indigenous Guaranì people and in some Tupì communities in southern Brazil, prior to European colonization.