Pronounced, "yer-bah ma-tay"
it is the cured leaves of the rain forest yerba mate tree indemic to South America known for its energising
properties. The drink called, mate [mah-tay] is prepared like tea by steeping the yerba mate in hot water and sipped through a traditional mate straw. The ancient ritual has endured for more than a millennium and is to be seen everywhere one goes in countries like Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil