Tea Tuesday: Yerba Mate, the Buzzin Drink


Today’s tea: Eco Teas Organic Yerba Mate

Yerba Mate Gourd

Yerba Mate Gourd

Yerba Mate Benefits: Yerba mate naturally provides lasting physical and mental energy. It’s packed with B-vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants and minerals to support a healthy body and lifestyle. As there is no easy “fix” to healthy living and weight loss, mate is a fabulous drink to add as you work towards your health goals. Yerba mate raises metabolism, elevates mood, aids in digestion, regulates appetite and reduces fatigue. Some Yerba Mate lovers claim that it’s one of the healthiest teas out there and I’d say they aren’t too far off.

Those benefits are fantastic, but my favorite part about mate is that it’s usually sipped communally, per the Argentinean tradition. Leaves, water, sip, pass, repeat. There’s actually an art to filling the gourd and drinking mate correctly. I’ll link an explanation video here.

WARNING: this stuff is strong, hence the sharing aspect of this drink. It will get you buzzin in no time. Happy sipping!

Tea thought: “our bodies are gardens to which our wills are gardeners”-William Shakespeare. What does that phrase mean to you? To me, I see Shakespeare trying to communicate the power of taking care of ourselves, more specifically our body. If we weed, water and watch over our garden, it will grow, but it takes intentionality and work. I could be very wrong, but I view Shakespeare as art, everyone is entitled to their own interpretation.