Maté has a stimulating effect thanks to the caffeine it contains. It has a beneficial effect thanks to the theobromine found in chocolate. It has a mildly soothing effect thanks to theophylline. It also has a cleansing effect thanks to the antioxidants it contains.
Traditionally, the brew is drunk warm, from a calabash also called Mate, using a filtered metal straw called a Bombilla. The name of the Yerba Mate-based drink consumed cold is Tereré.
The 7+1 points of Maté:
Called the "Drink of the Gods" by the Guaraní Indians, Maté Tea is more than just a tea:
1. A confidence-boosting serum 2. Legal doping 3. A healthy alternative to coffee. 4. A more powerful antioxidant than green tea. 5. Liquid fat burner. 6. Tireless fighter against cancer cells. 7. A source of happiness that beats chocolate. And what science has yet to find a logical answer to:
+1. Why do people who drink the same mate develop a more intimate, deeper connection?
Let's have a mate!
Yerba Mate Tea Preparation