Yerba Mate (pronounced YER-bah MAH-tay) is a type of holly plant native to Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil. Drunk for thousands of years by the native Guaraní tribe of the Paraná, the plant has been revered for its ability to naturally stimulate the mind and body.

With a significantly higher antioxidant capacity than of green tea, it has more healing power and nutrition than any other plant on the Earth. Mate contains a unique combination of caffeine (in coffee), theophylline (in tea), and theobromine (in chocolate) which is responsible for refreshing your mind, uplifting your mood, and remaining alert without any jitters or crashes. There’s no other herb like yerba mate.

What a few customers had to say about yerba mate…

Totally blown away by not only the exceptional quality of this Yerba Mate set but also by the professionalism of the Circle of Drink team, and swift delivery service provided! Dave you are indeed a hero of NEW YORK CITY. I applaud the way you promote the message of togetherness, and spread emotions such as sociability, joy and the strongest of all LOVE in your teachings. Furthermore, we need way more cultural awareness in the United States so people can experience the elation that comes of drinking this truly superb tea Yerba Mate, and I honestly believe that we are certainly headed in the right direction! Thank you so very much and looking forward to the next order, cheers.

Uyi Kasote, New York, 9/18/13

I was an average student my whole life. This year since I started drinking mate, I’m
a straight A student. It’s great! Drinking mate is the same as studying.”

Jack Fadley

There’s no question for me on the benefits of yerba mate. It has lowered my blood pressure, helped with my sleeping habits and gets me through the days little trials smoother than I would usually handle it. Miracle drink man! I try turning on as many people as I can to drinking mate.

Jerry Shannon Tignor
Organic yerba mate in hand
Guy holding mate

Mate is truly fantastic. I bought some mate and have not looked back. This drink has changed my life; it’s changed me. I am more calm. I sleep like a baby. I am focused beyond what I could dream of on coffee or tea, but awake with a sharpened mental clarity of vision which is just hard to explain. I solve problems easier. I am calmer, smarter, or faster thinking. I feel mentally and physically healthier. I eat better, and I am somehow at my ideal body weight with no extra exercise. I don’t pretend to understand what’s going on in the herb yerba mate, but I can tell you that in a survey of one, some of the more far fetched anecdotes about drinking mate are proving to be all absolutely true. Something is going on in the pharmacology that is truly amazing. Go Dave! Keep preaching…!!!

Doctor Murtagh, London

Every time I sit down to drink the yerba mate I want to study. It is as if the yerba is preparing me to become an erudite. I know that this is a stretch, but I wonder if the yerba helps in repairing brain cells. It may in fact create more synapses in the brain pathways. Just until recently, I had a slight disdain for mathematics (except for statistics). Now, I want to have a better than mediocre level of math comprehension. All due to the yerba mate.

Jason King

You were the guy that got me onto Yerba Mate! It got me off coffee and introduced me to a nice, chilled high, without the comedown and heart palpitations I got with coffee.

Reece Joseph Jones

I just wanna say thank you very much for bringing Mate into my life for it’s amazing and has greatly increased the quality of my life and my energy levels.

Tony Morales

I’ve been using yerba mate for weight lifting, or just push ups, pull ups, or crunches, for the past 4 or 5 years. The mate definitely helps to quell and alleviate if not totally eliminate any soreness (I never stretch). If I forget to drink mate, I’m usually sorer than I would otherwise be.

Josh Krouse

Health Benefits of Yerba Mate

  • Increases wellbeing and Happiness
  • Natural Energizer
  • Relaxes the Muscles
  • Loaded with Antioxidants
  • Decreases Stress
  • Improves Sleep
  • Lowers Blood Pressure
  • Lowers Bad Cholesterol
  • Fights Colon Cancers
  • Helps with Type II Diabetes
  • Help you Lose Weight
  • Boosts Creativity
  • Improves Immune System


Mejia, de Evlira Gonzalez. “Dicaffeoylquinic acids in Yerba mate (Ilex paraguariensis St. Hilaire) inhibit NF-κB nucleus translocation in macrophages and induce apoptosis by activating caspases-8 and -3 in human colon cancer cells.” Molecular Nutrition & Food Research 55, no. 10 (2011): 1509-1522.

Heck, C.I. and De Mejia, E.G. (2007), Yerba Mate Tea (Ilex paraguariensis): A Comprehensive Review on Chemistry, Health Implications, and Technological Considerations. Journal of Food Science, 72: R138–R151. doi: 10.1111/j.1750-3841.2007.00535.x, 1750-3841.2007.00535.x/full (accessed: July 16, 2012).

More Happy Circle of Drink Customers

Hey Dave I would just like to thank you for sending out that package very quickly. I definitely taste and feel the difference when drinking out of a gourd. Thanks again my friend.

Caryl Marie-Sainte, California

The Ascension is a Delicious yerba mate. This is the first time I’ve experienced a Paraguayan yerba and the taste is extremely robust! The flavor fills the senses with an aura of fullness and awareness, it is extremely satiating, I recommend enjoying it with a side of fresh raw almonds!

Josh Krouse, New York

I bought 5 gourds and gave 3 away and kept 2 for myself and everybody loves them. At first look I thought they were on the small side but I was wrong they hold a lot of Yerba they are so easy to use and very durable great for travel and being on the move. It could even be stored in a pocket when snowboarding or hiking with out it getting broken. I’m very happy and will be buying more.

Anthony Stillinovich, Utah

Short video discussing the history on yerba mate tea

David! You really are a real yerba mate expert. You kick some serious ass.

Bruno Truiti, Brazil

Gourd was badass superb, and everything worked like a dream. Thank you dave & circle of drink also about the sweet bombilla, and mate sample. Can’t wait to get my hands on them, just have to wait the gourd to cure. Can highly recommend you guys. Spread the word and pass the gourd!”

Erno Koivistoinen, Finland

Amigos. Saludos de Arizona. Just received my Cacto Gourd. Wow I am was shocked all you sent with the Gourd. The bombilla is perfecto. I have been drinking Mate for about 5 years now and love sharing this fabulous drink and finding good friends to enjoy it with. Thank you again for all you do por el Mundo de Mate.

Maline Lewis, Arizona

My yerba mate is on it’s way … soon, I can feeeel it … Thank you Dave Mate, you’re the go to mate man.

Tee Broxson, California

Just want to say thanks! My Mateo mate arrived today and I couldn’t be happier. Thanks for the yerba as well so that I can break it in properly. Salud.

Daniel Green, Idaho

Hey brother, thanks for such a nice mate. I didn’t know it had legs. I love it.

Jason King, Nevada

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