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Words from a Fellow Yerba Mate Matero

Argentine Drinking Yerba Mate Tea ©circle of drink 2016

It’s a late night and I’m finishing a liter of yerba mate. I’m using a Cyprus Cup and enjoying Canarias Traditional (yellow bag) blended with peaches. The water temperature is 150 degrees fahrenheit. As an Entrepreneur, I need something that’ll keep me on my toes without crashes and jitters (unlike coffee). I’ve experimented with nootropics (herbs that enhance brain function) before, but for me, yerba mate is my stimulating herb of choice.

Yerba mate isn’t just a tea, it’s an experience for me — a way of living. I enjoy the process of bringing the water to the precise temperature, to packing the gourd when I’m drinking it the traditional way, to savoring the changes in flavor as the mate morphs from strong and robust to subtle and sweet. It’s truly a beautiful experience, filled with a plethora of mental and physical benefits.

For me, Canarias is a heavy-hitter of robust mental effects. Let me explain what I mean by this. Mate affects the central nervous system with a slew of stimulating compounds such as caffeine, theophylline, and theobromine. When combining these three, a pleasantly soothing and energizing sensation is produced. Imagine the sharp alertness of coffee combined with the soothing relaxation of green tea in one, released slowly and sustainably throughout the day with no crashing aftermath.

I know it may sound a too much, but life before mate was gray and washed-out. Since I’ve been drinking mate, life is brighter and my productivity as an entrepreneur has significantly increased — now being able to think more creatively and handle more tasks. Heck, I’m not surprised when people refer to yerba mate as the natural adderall replacement.

So at the end of the day, so many of us are hooked on coffee or simply sticking to traditional green tea, all without knowing about the benefits of yerba mate tea. I hope this article has helped you learn a bit about what mate has done for me and what it can do for you. Please continue your research of this sacred herb, whether it’s by joining our facebook group or watching some educational videos on youtube. It’s been an honor. Salud!

Matero Anthony Starcevic

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