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Yerba mate

energy brew

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Based on 73 reviews

A rich, smokey number from Brazil read more

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Item Price Quantity
Tea Temples x15 Tea Temples x15 £3.99 (£0.27 per cup)
Tea Temples x2 - Sample Pack Tea Temples x2 - Sample Pack £1.30 (£0.65 per cup)
Loose - 100g Loose - 100g £2.80 (£0.07 per cup)


Yerba Mate Brazil Sourced from:

Louise the tea taster says

Yerba mate (pronounced yerba mah-tey) is native to South America where it’s been used for centuries by native tribes who believe in its ability to naturally energise, focus and rejuvenate the body.  If that wasn’t enough, this special little shrub is jammed packed full of goodness and in 1964 The Pasteur Institute and the Paris Scientific society were so interested in this healthy source of vitamins they did a thorough study of the plant’s properties. They 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." Wowsers, that’s some statement – no wonder teapigs Nick, Becky, James and Reggie adore this blend! 

how does it taste?

A bit like a smoky green tea. Could this be the new Lapsang Souchong?

good if you're feeling

open-minded and willing to take a risk. This is an Amazonian secret energy brew - it may smell like creosote, but it works like magic.


what is in it?

Yerba mate


Nutritional content [per 100ml]
Energy [kcalories] nil
Sugar nil
Fat nil
Carbohydrate trace
  • Dairy free
  • Gluten free
  • Suitable for vegetarians & vegans

How we like it

Brew Time

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    Boiling Water
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    Brew for 3+ minutes
  • Tea temple - 1 per person. Infuse in boiling water. Brew for 3+ minutes.
  • Loose tea - 1 rounded teaspoonful per person. Brew for 3+ minutes.

Whole leaves take longer to brew, but the little wait is definitely worth it.

How we like it

Smoky - this unique flavour works well with a sprinkle of ginger or cinnamon.



Just cover one tea temple with boiling water and infuse for 3 minutes. Remove temple and top-up glass with iced water.


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Average rating based on73 Reviews
Yerba mate, Give it a chance the taste grows on you

The first time I tried this I wasn't sure what to make of it. The initial earthy, woody taste to the smokey aftertaste. But I found myself liking it more and more with each mouthful and by the time I'd finished the cup I liked it so much I immediately made another cup and now I drink it all the time.

Tip: If you prefer it sweetened instead of using sugar or sweetener try a teaspoon of honey.

Posted by Butch, 5th March 2015

Overall Rating: 5/5

Awesome taste, does what it says!

Really earthy green taste, not at all bitter like green tea, almost sweet. Gives me a little buzz, helps me focus, makes me feel happy and doesn't make me crash like coffee. Feel healthier and it complements my workout routine, really stops those pains when running and even seems to stop my muscles aching so bad the next day. Miracle - have replaced coffee with Yerba Mate, and don't regret it at all.

Posted by Lauren, 7th March 2014

Overall Rating: 4/5


This tastes ok but I did not feel energised by it, in fact I felt the opposite - incredibly sleepy. That would be great, but that's not what I wanted it for.

Posted by Justin, 17th December 2013

Overall Rating: 2/5

On the fence...

I bought myself a 2 teabag pack of Yerba Mate as I like to try new things and my tea cupboard was getting full of the usual green/black varieties.
Having only just finished a cup of Yerba Mate, brewed for 3 mins and made with a sprinkle of cinnamon, I really cannot decide whether I like it or not. Love the smokiness and the cinnamon gives it a wee kick, however much like Lapsang Suchong its probably not something I'd enjoy drinking every day

Posted by Pharmorto, 5th December 2013

Overall Rating: 3/5

Liquorice & Mint

First had this at Wagamama and fell in love. Got my first delivery 2 days ago. Put one temple in my Teapot. And put enough water in to make 2 mug sizes. Left for approx 5 mins then sat back and enjoyed, Best tea ever
Thanks Teapigs

Posted by Sharon Mackie, 3rd November 2013

Overall Rating: 5/5

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