Yerba mate comes from the naturally caffeinated leaves of a native species of holly tree, Ilex Paraguariensis, found deep in the South American Atlantic rainforest.
Yerba mate leaves are hand harvested by yerbateros (cultivators) from small farms and indigenous communities in Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil. After the leaves are dried and ground, a gourd is filled with mate leaves and hot water. Then the yerba mate is ready to be savored — preferably with friends.
With 24 vitamins and minerals, 15 amino acids and abundant polyphenols, yerba mate nourishes while it stimulates.
In fact, the Pasteur Institute declared that the yerba mate plant "contains practically all of the vitamins necessary to sustain life."
Imbibing this high energy infusion means you're choosing a more balanced caffeinated beverage.