Where to get Yerba Mate tea (brands?)

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Re: Where to get Yerba Mate tea (brands?)

Postby yalokinh » Oct 3rd, '13, 17:43

i've found that it makes me very very tired several hours later, ideal for going to sleep

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Re: Where to get Yerba Mate tea (brands?)

Postby sake7 » Jun 28th, '14, 23:35

I only tried ecoteas but found this YouTube review:

Yerba Mate Guayaki vs Eco Teas Best Tea Review an…: http://youtu.be/4MUu0gleO44

Also I just use ikeas teapot to brew my mate http://m.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/art/90150071/

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Re: Where to get Yerba Mate tea (brands?)

Postby Be The Leaf » Aug 13th, '14, 14:40

I need to say this: i'm argentinian and i really dont like most of the yerba tea blends

if you want something traditional i think you have to check the way we drink it. we use the "mate" or "porongo" is like a glass of wood and a metal straw (our "bombilla"). water is around 85ºC and you pour it, drink it, and pour water again.

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if you want to do a blend, the best is to try with lemon, orange peel or mint leafs. There is people, like my grandma, that use herbs that make you pee or something for health and mix them with the mate. I never try because i'm lazy for that.

mate+citric or mate+mint are the bests for me, but always drinking with mate and bombilla <3

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Re: Where to get Yerba Mate tea (brands?)

Postby Poseidon » Aug 13th, '14, 16:03

I went through a Yerba Mate kick awhile back and this was my go to vendor. http://www.goyerbamate.com/ Rick is a good guy and has pretty good prices. His ultimate bombillia is awesome!

If you want a jolt: get Canarias! Great mate. Lots of tiny fannings, beware if you are not using a FINE strainer.
Regular drinking mate: Cruz de Malta was good. Not a lot of fannings, all around good mate.
Fruity mate?: CBSe is good in some flavors... orange and lemon were probably the best but taste more like the rinds.

Good luck!

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Re: Where to get Yerba Mate tea (brands?)

Postby yalokinh » Aug 13th, '14, 16:08

orange for me is unbeatable.
This site has tons of different mate:
http://ma-tea.com/categories/Yerba-Mate/

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Re: Where to get Yerba Mate tea (brands?)

Postby Be The Leaf » Aug 15th, '14, 16:55

I remember you just can use some aniseed for extra flavour.

i love cruz de malta <3.

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Re: Where to get Yerba Mate tea (brands?)

Postby PlanetYerbaMate » Apr 17th, '16, 11:00

If you live in South American go to your local supermarket, they will have a ton of options, both loose leaf and tea bags. If you are in Europe a good bet is to go to Carrefour, they carry yerba mate. In the United States both Whole Foods & New Seasons usually have a couple brands available (but they are very overpriced). The best option in the U.S. is to buy through Amazon. Many of the top S.A. brands sell their yerba via Amazon. Here is a good write-up on 5 of the top Yerba Mate brands that are currently available via Amazon: http://www.planetyerbamate.com/5-best-y ... leaf-teas/

Enjoy!

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Re: Where to get Yerba Mate tea (brands?)

Postby PlanetYerbaMate » Apr 17th, '16, 11:13

bulletheas wrote:Hello, I've been recently into a tea kick, I have had yerba mate before but it was a mass market lemon flavored iced tea kind of drink I bought at a convenience store.

Question, I would like to try yerba mate, more traditionally. I would prefer an easy way to make it, like from a tea bag or something. Does anyone recommend any brands? I just came back from the local supermarket and they had none in their tea isle, also the nearest health food store near me closed awhile back. So I'm looking for online sources.

Thanks a lot if anyone has any recommendations.


Here are 5 good brands to start with ( http://www.planetyerbamate.com/yerba-ma ... n-legends/) There are more traditional options on the list that feature a bit of a stronger taste. I would recommend trying something lighter to start - maybe Mate Leao? Also keep in mind that tea bags will have less concentration than the more traditional Gourd & Bombilla.
Good luck amigo!

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Re: Where to get Yerba Mate tea (brands?)

Postby Groucho » Apr 17th, '16, 14:13

Check Latin markets near you in the US. Some carry yerba at good prices. I can buy Canarias, Rosamonte, Taragui, etc. for less than $8 per kilo in Waltham, MA.

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Re: Where to get Yerba Mate tea (brands?)

Postby vanderleaf » May 13th, '16, 12:26

I mean, I'm clearly biased given my source of employment, but I really like Adagio's maté: http://www.adagio.com/herbal/yerba_mate.html

We source from Triunfo in Brazil: http://triunfodobrasil.com/?lang=en

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