It has some great health benefits such as hydration, metabolism boosting and stimulation. It sure does wake me up !! It also has more antioxidants than green tea....wowsers!!
Some people drink it with just water, others drink it with sugar in warm milk, and others blend it with other herbs or plants for flavour. Because of its popularity, there are a lot of companies out there are blending it into many different flavours and drinks for us.
Yuyo are now a company that started off with Rosie & Charles travelling across South America and fell in love with the culture and the food and drink on offer. When they arrived home, they wanted to experiment with yerba mate and see if they could make different blends that would cater for many tastes.
The leaves and stalks of the yerba mate plant are dried and packaged in small batches so that it is always the freshest they can produce.
So including in Yuyo's blends is Yerba Spice which includes ginger and cardamon. The blends are generally in teabag form to make it easier for the consumer. They also have a mint version, a grapefruit and rosehip version, and two types of a rooibos blends.
If you are too busy to make your own, you can also buy sparkling versions of yerba mate with Virtue. They have two options at present, the lemon and lime and also the mixed berries version. These are great to take out for ease and also as an energy drink. It's all natural so thats always a bonus. They are not your usual fizzy drinks, and you can taste the yerba in it so the fruit doesn't disguise it in any way. Vitrue drinks are all sugar free with no calories. These are sold in many health shops and of course online.www.yuyo.co.uk and follow them on social media.
You can also follow Virtue Drinks www.virtuedrinks.com and see if there is a nearby stockist.
Have you ever tried yerba mate ?
*Yuyo, my own, Virtue, PR sample