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Yerba Mate

4.7 star rating 38 Reviews

Yerba Mate is a popular herbal beverage from South America. It is a traditional drink with a long history, including use by the gauchos (cowboys) of Argentina. Although it is herbal, it does contain caffeine.

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Mike's Tea Ratings

Briskness: 4
Body: 2
Aroma: 2
Details: For many many years the indigenous people in South America harvested and drank this herbal concoction. They found it kept them alert. This tradtion was passed down to the Gaucho cowboys later on. Now, we are finding Yerba Maté to be enjoyable and useful.
Dry Leaves: Light green flakes.
Liquor: A dark vegetal green, almost brown.
Aroma: Sharp vegetal notes reminiscent of peppers.
Caffeine Level: Caffeinated
Body: Medium bodied.
Flavors: Assertive vegetal flavors.
Brewing Time: 2 to 3 minutes
Brewing Temp: 175° Fº