Do you want to know what I love to do all the time? Read. I eat books like food. I come from a family of avid, relentless, uncompromising readers.
My Grandmother was an English teacher. My Grandfather was a Politician, Deacon, history buff, and Farmer that spent countless hours with his head glued to words. My Mother’s library is on par with The Royal Library of Alexandria. As much as I love reading, when I look back to my lineage, I almost feel duty-bound to continue my habit of inextinguishable learning. So you can only imagine what happened when I found yerba mate.
Yerba mate enhances my ability to read
Reading became even more joyous. Mate increases comprehension. When you read while drinking mate, your mind is lubricated to learn. I’ve called it creative clarity, but you may call it what you will. When the mind is clear, it’s ready to work. The yerba, once in your system, does everything possible to bring the body back to homeostasis, including the intellect.
Scientifically, we don’t fully understand how this works. Metaphysically, most Materos (passionate yerba mate drinkers) inherently understand mate’s magic and need no science to comprehend the incomprehensible.