Oh BOY do we love this magnificent drink. It has been a go-to source of healing and community throughout ancient tribes and modern professionals in South America and now around the globe. The unique makeup of mate brings its drinkers a balance of energy, focus and nutrition. As noted on the Yerba Mate website: the Pasteur Institute and the Paris Scientific society in 1964 concluded “it is difficult to find a plant in any area of the world equal to mate in nutritional value” and that yerba mate contains “practically all of the vitamins necessary to sustain life.”
This traditional beverage that we have customized for broader appreciation is the perfect drink whether you need a pick-me-up or are seeking its healing properties. Mate provides caffeine, 24 vitamins and minerals, 15 amino acids and gobs of antioxidants! Derived from the leaves of a rainforest holly tree, the dried and crushed leaves and stems are traditionally steeped in a dried gourd and shared amongst friends and loved ones out of a special straining straw known as a “bombilla.”
Your local Human Bean offers a sweetened variety that complements the expectations of most customers seeking an easily enjoyed beverage. Our prepared mate concentrate is blended with mild spices similar to those found in chai but holds a slightly earthier flavor profile. It is evenly mixed with milk and is available hot, iced or blended. We recommend it with soy milk and gingerbread syrup!