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Guayakí Yerba Mate - A Powerful Rainforest Experience

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Yerba Mate

Yerba mate is a beverage made from the leaves and stems of a powerful rainforest tree, native to the subtropical rainforests of Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina. It was discovered centuries ago...

Health Benefits

There are many positive effects of mate drinking that have been observed by consumers, and further confirmed in scientific studies.

"The Antioxidant Powerhouse"

Yerba mate has been shown to include anti-inflammatory and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol-lowering properties that help aid in the prevention of diabetes and heart disease.

Growing, Harvesting, Processing

Learn how Guayaki Yerba Mate is grown and cultivated.

Botanical Information

The yerba mate tree looks similar to an orange tree, with a grayish trunk usually measuring 20-25 centimeters in diameter.

Mate Gourd Ceremony

A special ceremony has been developed over the centuries for drinking yerba mate. Custom has it that a hollowed out gourd is filled with the leaves of the yerba mate tree. The gourd is then filled with hot water repeatedly and shared in a ceremony.

Yerba Mate vs. Green Tea and Energy Drinks

South America's yerba mate and Asia's green tea are two of nature's most treasured, health-giving daily rituals.

Recipes

Recipes for Yerba Mate

Legends of Yerba Mate

There are many legends surrounding yerba mate, and it's known to the Argentine Gauchos (cowboys) as their "liquid vegetable", and to the native forest peoples who have survived periods of drought and famine by drinking yerba mate.

Caffeine Meter

Mate's caffeine levels explained, and how to find the best product for you.

Mate Vocabulary

Learn descriptions and terminology of the yerba mate culture.

Health Concerns

We have been actively researching this issue and are confident that Yerba Mate itself is not detrimental to your health but that there are environmental factors and processing methods which could be a health concern if not minimized.

FAQ

Questions and answers to commonly asked questions about yerba mate.