Scientific Name: Ilex paraguariensis Common Names: Yerba Mate, Yerba Tea, Mate Tea, Terere, Chimarrao Yerba Mate is a beautiful plant that has been utilized in South America for millennia. In Uruguay and Paraguay, it is common to see people on the streets carrying their mate and termo (thermos) to fill with hot water. In fact, it is so popular that the streets are dotted with hot water filling stations. The plant itself is grown in the shade of the rainforests. Being grown in the shade allows it to retain the maximum health benefit, and avoids many of the issues associated with sun baked plants. Among the many properties of yerba mate, it is best known for its coffee like jolt. Much like coffee, there’s a high caffeine concentration in mate. Unlike coffee, it is alkaline in nature, which reduced issues with digestions, and reduces the jitters and uncomfortability that many associate with coffee drinking. Despite its caffeination, it has many of the positive herbal qualities of many other green teas, making it a sort of super food: all the caffeine from a cup of coffee, with all the holistic benefits of green tea. This giant one pound bag of yerba his a part of the U.S. Wellness Naturals brand. That means it comes with all the precision, care, and guarantees that are associated with all of our product. It has been certified organic by the National Organic Program and the Department of Agriculture. It has been packed carefully at our top of the line organic facility located in the heart of Cleveland, OH. We are always open to ideas and suggestion on new teas to try, and we personally meet with and source each and every one of the products we sell! Enjoy your yerba mate, and be sure to reach out with any questions!
THE KICK: our Mate is supergreen and most of psychoactive compounds are preserved. It is heavy on CAFFEINE but it also contains THEOPHILLINE primarily found in tea (less in coffee) and THEOBROMINE (a non-addictive stimulant which, like chocolate, it contains in greater quantities than either coffee or tea). Because of its low acidity, Mate is easier on the stomach than coffee, and doesn’t leave people with the jitteriness and irritation that many complain of with their morning coffee.
ORGANIC: WE packed this Yerba Mate in DOA (Department Of Agriculture) of Ohio certified facility. 100% certified organic Yerba Mate Tea by OEFFA bearing the USDA organic seal. We procure the highest quality Yerba available, the so called SUPERGREEN Yerba Mate that is farmed and packaged free from pesticides and herbicides. Packed and processed in Cleveland U.S.A. We employ local workers and help our community.