Yerba mate is a popular South American alternative to coffee will give you a mellow caffeine buzz. Similar to coffee and packed with nutrients, however, what it won’t give you is that dreaded mid-morning caffeine crash.

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I picked up my first pack from Holland & Barrett. So I’ve been enjoying this beverage for a few months now and I must say that I noticed my productivity levels are highest after a cup of Yerba.

With a name like Yerba Mate (pronounced Yer-ba mat-ay) I was expecting some crazy, zingy, otherworldly flavour, so as I hesitantly sipped my first cupful I was pleasantly surprised.

Taste and Aroma of Yerba Mate

The smell transports me to a grassy knoll in a wooded area, with a small campfire smoldering nearby. I definitely agree with those who have described it as having a smoky green tea flavour, and a smell of wood chips is definitely evident. The colour of the brew is a deep bronze, more akin to a black tea than a green tea.

Best enjoyed early to mid-morning to give you the motivational kick start you need at work or to get stuff done around the house.

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If, like me, you can see the ‘hygge’ factor in this, then I recommend you try it, and you’ll be opting for a cup of Yerba Mate over you regular morning coffee in no time. Click the link below and it will take you to Amazon so you can get your hands on some wonderful brew.

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Preparation: Boil water but leave to cool slightly before using otherwise you may experience a bitter tasting tea. Place one teabag into a mug and pour over water. Now leave to brew for 3-5 minutes. Remove bag and enjoy when at the appropriate temperature for you.