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Ilex paraguariensis, by its botanical name, or yerba maté, is a tree that grows in southern countries of South America, mainly Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay. Yerba Mate leaves are naturally caffeinated and picked and dried for consumption, traditionally infused in a calabash (small container), using the bombilla (filtering straw) and by adding hot water.
Mate Libre uses these same leaves to offer a refreshing, tangy, floral, slightly sweet and energizing beverage. Learn more about what is Yerba Mate
Absolutely! Like coffee or tea, yerba mate is definitely safe to drink every day and locals in South America drink anywhere between 1-4 litres of a day. While we don’t recommend drinking THAT much (especially for those not used to drinking caffeine) feel free to incorporate yerba mate drinks into your daily routine!
Yerba Mate is drinkable at many--if not all--- times and occasions except before bed (or afternoon nap!). As it is naturally caffeinated, Yerba Mate beverages are the perfect replacement for your morning coffee, an ideal digestive after lunch to avoid a food-coma, or an evening pick-me-up before a night out as an alternative to other energy drinks!
Mate Libre Yerba Mate drinks are plant-based with clean, simply and sustainably sourced ingredients. They contain 45 mg of caffeine and are naturally infused with Yerba Maté leaves. Think of it as the equivalent of an espresso, with the sweetness of tea and the euphoria of chocolate
Mate Libre Yerba Mate drinks are better than energy drinks because they are made with a naturally occurring caffeine infused from the Yerba Maté leaves. Mate Libre drinks will leave you feeling energized in about 15-30 minutes without the jittery, anxious buzz commonly experienced after other energy drinks.
You can buy Yerba Mate online by visiting our Yerba Mate products page. Mate Libre is also available across Canada through a huge selection of retailers! Buy Yerba Mate in Montreal, Toronto, and across Canada today. Learn more about where you can buy Yerba Mate.