The 10 Best Yerba Mate Teas

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This wiki has been updated 18 times since it was first published in April of 2018. You could choose any number of beverages to give you a boost in the mornings, but with its ample caffeine, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, yerba mate tea may just be the best option. The energy it gives you comes on gradually and doesn’t drop off quickly, so you won’t suffer that coffee crash. Tons of great blends are available today, so there’s one for all tastes. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Guayaki Traditional Organic

2. Inato Premium

3. Taragui Sin Palo

Editor's Notes

September 26, 2019:

For everyone from traditionalists to newbies, we've kept a wide variety of yerba mate teas that hail from across the globe. These include both smoked and unsmoked varieties, although there is one small word of caution about smoked types. A small body of evidence suggests that excessive consumption of smoked yerba mate can increase the risk of mouth or esophageal cancer; however, the evidence is not entirely conclusive, and many tea drinkers continue to indulge. If you prefer a smoked variety, you might avoid drinking more than a liter per day.

With that said, it remains tough to beat the Guayaki Traditional Organic Mate Bags for those who seek convenience. This option has a taste that drinkers love, is priced well for the number of servings, and is totally organic and fair trade certified. Those who prefer a classic preparation might consider the Inato Premium or Taragui Sin Palo instead. They are from Brazil and Argentina, respectively, and offer plenty of robust flavor, whether you use a traditional gourd or a French press. And for those who want something a little different and new, we added the Clean Cause Sparkling, a sweetened bubbly mate drink that comes in a variety of fruit flavors.

Special Honors

Westholme Yerba Mate Gift Set Whether you want to introduce yourself or a friend to this beverage, the Westholme Yerba Mate Gift Set is a good place to start. You'll receive not one, not two, but three varieties of yerba along with a gorgeous Argentinian gourd and a bombilla, all beautifully packaged.

4. Ecoteas Organic Unsmoked

5. Cruz De Malta 1/2 Kilo

6. Kiss Me Organics Variety Pack

7. Mate Factor Dark Roast

8. Clean Cause Sparkling

9. Wisdom of the Ancients Royale

10. Numi Mate Lemon

Melissa Harr
Last updated by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.

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