Chilled Maté – (pronounced mah-tay) is a refreshing drink based on an extraction from the Yerba Mate plant - (pronounced yer-bah mah-tay). The plant grows naturally in many regions of South America including in the Amazonian rainforest. The drink was originally steeped, similar to a tea and consumed by various native tribes within the Amazonian basin. To them the drink gave them both physical and mental alertness as well as being a great provider of vitamins and minerals.
As the Europeans arrived in South America so the popularity of the mate drink increased. This resulted in the mate plant being grown commercially in plantations similar to how tea is grown in various parts of Asia. Currently the main commercial regions where the plant is grown are clustered in an area touching Northern Argentina, Southern Brazil and parts of Paraguay.
The drink is traditionally served in a gourd, a bulbous shaped vessel and consumed with a bombilla – a straw made of bamboo. Our logo is a nod to the traditional way of serving the drink. Our drink for you is based on an extraction of one of our favourite yerba mate products in various flavours.
Whilst the drink does contain caffeine we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the drink’s delivery mechanism. In our experience the beverage doesn’t provide an instant kick of caffeine but rather more of a slow releasing natural flow of energy. Mate drinkers often comment on the drink’s ability to provide both a source of physical and mental alertness and concentration.
Our approach to the drink is as follows:
- Use the finest tasting yerba that is ethically sourced and produced in a sustainable fashion
- Respect the plant and extract its flavour without any harsh processing which may harm the plant such as pasteurisation
- Flavour with natural ingredients whilst keeping the calorie content below 10 per 100ml serving
- Deliver to you all the benefits of the yerba mate plant in several delicious flavours that suit your lifestyle!
- Respect the origins of the plant by giving something back to the indigenous tribes who first discovered the plant and support causes relevant to them today and in the future