The leaf of Yerba Mate is similiar to the tea plant. Mate is native to South America and enjoyed throughout the continent as an ingredient in a range of beverages from hot tea to fizzy energy drinks.
Traditionally, mate is drunk through a bombila (a metal straw with filter) from a gourd (a hollowed-out seedpod bowl). It is common to re-steep the pale-green leaves throughout the day well as mixing them with other herbs or serving the mate poured over ice.
Mate leaves are naturally very stimulating as they contain caffeine, much like tea, and are said to help with concentration, clarity of mind and energy levels.
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