Yerba Mate

the super-natural energy of South American rainforests

Yerba Mate

the super-natural energy of South American rainforests

Yerba Maté
Ilex paraguariensis, by its botanical name, or yerba mate, is a tree that grows naturally in southern countries of South America, mainly Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay. The leaves are picked and dried to be consumed 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 the best yerba mate beverage without compromise, no extract.
Mate Libre contains caffeine?
Yes! Mate Libre contains 60mg of caffeine per 330ml bottle. Yerba mate leaves also contain theobromine and theophylline. These two energizing alkaloid help increase the absorption time of caffeine in the body. There's no big high, no crash. Only sustained energy.
You'll feel the energy from the naturally infused caffeine of yerba mate leaves from 15 to 30 minutes after drinking a Mate Libre.
Super Antioxydant
The naturally active compounds present in yerba mate have a very high antioxidant capacity, even more than green tea!
Rich in minerals
Yerba mate contains a great deal of minerals important to the metabolism and development of the human body.
anti-inflammatory
Yerba mate contains polyphenols and saponins, molecules naturally found in a variety of plants. Their presence in the yerba mate infusion has been studied for their great anti-inflammatory effect beneficial in the prevention of a wide variety of diseases.
Is it tea?
No, Mate Libre is made from a yerba mate infusion.
The tea comes from the leaves of the tree called camellia sinensis. The different teas, white, oolong, pu-erh (aged), black, come from different leaves fermentation (drying) time and method.
Yerba mate comes from the leaves of the tree baring the same name, yerba mate, which naturally grows in South American forests.
Is it Kombucha?
No! Mate Libre is not a fermented product. No vinegar taste. Much more energizing than a Kombucha!
Kombucha is made from a tea infusion and sometimes even yerba mate. Fermentation of the kombucha mushroom will reduce the caffeine level of the infusion by around 70%.
POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS
The yerba mate leaves are traditionally dried with a wood fire. Smoke and ashes from this type of drying produce carcinogenic hydrocarbons, specifically polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.
The yerba mate used to produce Mate Libre is dried using an air exchanger and is never in contact with any fire, smoke or ashes. No hydrocarbons in our yerba mate!