The Ancient Drink Of The Gods: Yerba Mate
Yerba Mate is a traditional South American brew that’s gaining fresh popularity around the world. This herbal drink is known to have ‘the strength of coffee, the health benefits of tea and also the euphoria of natural chocolate’.
Packed full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, Yerba Mate was referred to as ‘the drink of gods’ by the Aboriginal population and also ‘the gold of Indios’ by early European colonists.
What Is Yerba Mate?
Yerba Mate is an evergreen holly tree that grows in the subtropical regions of South America. The leaves and twigs are then dried, usually over a fire, and steeped in hot water to make an infused tea of the same name.
Health Properties Of Yerba Mate
Yerba Mate is a nutritional powerhouse containing numerous nutrients and antioxidants to support your body. It contains multiple stimulants – similar to those found in coffee and chocolate – and the brew’s bitter compounds have anti-inflammatory, cholesterol-lowering properties.
Yerba Mate is higher in antioxidants than green tea and contains seven key amino acids along with other vitamins and minerals.
Boost Energy and Improve Focus
Yerba Mate is well regarded for its abundant energy-boosting properties. With around 85mg of caffeine per cup, the caffeine level is lower than coffee but higher than regular tea.
Compared to other stimulating beverages, Yerba Mate delivers a smooth and balanced increase to your energy levels. Caffeine also holds this immediate effect on focus and concentration, making you more productive and motivated by stimulating the production of dopamine.
Champatea – Yerba Mate blend
Champatea is an uplifting blend of Yerba Mate and seven additional wild herbs, grown and hand-picked by local families in the mountains of Cordoba, Argentina.
This special tea has been used medicinally by locals from the region with people reporting they feel invigorated, energised and calm.