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Air Dried Yerba Mate vs. Smoke Dried Yerba Mate

Should you be drinking smoked yerba mate or air-dried yerba mate? Surprisingly, there are some serious differences between the two – from the taste to the effects on individual health and the environment. Here at Mate Libre, we're proud to say we only use air-dried yerba mate for all of our products! Why? Keep reading to find out! What is the difference between smoked and unsmoked yerba mate? All yerba mate drinks share the same beginnings: they start out as humble yerba mate plants (also called Ilex paraguariensis) growing in South America. Farmers cultivate these plants and harvest the leaves and stems to make delicious yerba mate teas, which are known to have a wide range of health benefits. Yerba...

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Why You Should Swap Energy Drinks for Yerba Mate

Energy drinks are convenient, usually fairly inexpensive, and, of course, energizing – but are they really the best option when you need a pick-me-up? Move aside energy drinks, and make way for yerba mate: the herbal tea that is packed with antioxidants and just the right amount of caffeine. In this article, we're going to tackle two important questions: Is yerba mate an energy drink? Is yerba mate better than energy drinks? By the end of the article, you'll understand why we've made the switch from energy drinks to yerba mate – and why we think you should too! Let's get into it! What's yerba mate? Here's what you need to know Yerba mate is an herbal tea originating in...

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Why You Should Ditch Coffee for Yerba Mate

We have been drinking coffee for a long time, and truth is, it always leaves us with those deadly crashes, annoying jitters and obviously that terrible coffee breath. That is why we decided to switch over to yerba mate for all of those reasons and more. We have some important information and personal experience about this wonderful drink that we want to share with you.  That’s why in this article we’ll be doing a Q&A with ourselves, in other words – where we break down the 1-2-3 on this funky tea. This includes answering important questions like: What’s with all the hype around yerba mate? What are the main differences between mate and coffee? What are the top reasons why...

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Mate Libre Yerba Mate on Dragon’s Den

 Did you know that Mate Libre had a successful appearance on the reality television show Dans L’oeil du Dragon?  Dans L’oeil du Dragon is the Quebecois adaptation of the hit international show Dragon’s Den, where entrepreneurs pitch their business plans to a panel of experienced investors known as dragons.  Mate Libre’s founder and president, Edouard Dufour-Boiteau, appeared on the show in 2020 to pitch the delicious line of Mate Libre Yerba Mate drink products. The Mate Libre pitch was very well-received, and Dufour-Boiteau had to decide between two fantastic offers from the dragons. Ultimately, Mate Libre’s success on the show has helped the brand to become Quebec’s #1 yerba mate product.  Mate Libre Enters the Dragon’s Den  Formerly a cinematographer,...

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Yerba Mate

  Yerba mate is a caffeinated beverage that has been popularized by celebrities such as Madonna, Beyonce, and George Clooney. It's also becoming increasingly popular in Europe due to its positive health benefits. Let’s take a closer look at this amazing beverage. What is Yerba Mate Yerba Mate has been consumed for centuries by the indigenous peoples of South America. It's typically served in gourds and drunk from a straw called a bombilla. The flavor can be described as earthy, grassy, or woodsy with hints of fruit like apple or citrus flavors. In addition to caffeine, yerba mate contains antioxidants that are thought to have anti-cancer properties. These antioxidants include polyphenols such as flavonoids and tannins Yerba Mate origins Yerba...

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INGREDIENTS
- Yerba mate infusion
- Organic agave syrup
- Orange juice concentrate
- Organic lemon juice concentrate
- Orange blossom water
- Yerba mate infusion
- Organic agave syrup
- Organic lemon juice concentrate
- Rose water
- Organic hibiscus extract
- Yerba mate infusion
- Organic cane sugar
- Organic passion fruit juice concentrate
- Passion fruit essence
- Lime juice concentrate
- Organic mango juice concentrate
- Yerba mate infusion (water, organic yerba mate)
- Organic agave syrup
- Lime juice concentrate
- Organic lemon juice concentrate
- Chlorophyll
- Organic mint oil
- Organic and Fair Trade Yerba Mate Infusion (Carbonated Water, Yerba Mate)
- Organic Lemon Juice
- Organic Ginger Juice
- Organic and Fair Trade Hibiscus
- Sugarcane Reb M