Yerba Mate is an herbal beverage with origins in South America. It has been a help in the lives of Indian hunters and indigenous peoples since time immemorial. Thanks to Maté, they were able to cope with very hard work thanks to its stimulating effects. That is why today many people drink Maté as a substitute for coffee.
Anyone can make drinking Yerba Maté a small daily ritual and not only enjoy and replenish their fluids, but also do a significant service to their body. Drinking Maté is also considered an important social event and this act brings people together and makes the moments spent together more enjoyable.
This strong, aromatic drink provides a large amount of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Its greatest benefit for the body is to return the body to balance and its original biorhythm - this means that it is good for losing weight and, conversely, gaining weight. It nourishes all tissues and body systems, has a beneficial effect on the nervous system and the overall psyche of the person.
In Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, Maté tea is the national drink and is encountered literally at every turn. It is sipped in the traditional way from a hollowed-out, narrow-mouthed gourd called Kalabasa. Yerba Maté is sipped through a straw with a sieve at the end, known as a Bombilla. The drink can be drunk plain (green), roasted or variously flavoured. Like other teas (green tea, black tea or white tea), Maté can be flavoured with sugar, honey, syrup or lemon. It is also added to various mixtures and drinks, such as Beer Maté, where Maté leaves are steeped in a glass of beer.