The word mate is derived from the South American word “mati”. This refers to a calabash, a drinking vessel in which hot water is poured over the loose dried tea leaves. In order not to swallow the tea leaves while drinking, a so-called “bombilla” is used, a thin metal tube with a built-in sieve. Of course, it can also be brewed with a tea strainer or in a tea bag. The South American power herb Yerba Mate gives quite a sizeable caffeine kick, increases performance and strengthens the circulation. At the same time it offers all the health benefits of green tea. Cooled and combined with ice cubes, fresh lemon juice, mint leaves and a little honey, mate tea is a refreshing summer drink. Whether you start the day with a pot of black tea, a glass of Matcha Latte or a cup of Mate, one thing is certain: you are guaranteed to wake up. Without any bang effect, but with a long-lasting and noticeable positive effect on body and mind instead.