GauchoGourmet offers the largest selection of Yerba Mate Tea and all Yerba Mate Products in the US. Yerba Mate Tea, a green tea infusion from South America, is drunk with a gourd called Mate and a straw called Bombilla. The Yerba Tea has many herbal health benefits including reducing fatigue, being a great diet aid, breaking down fat, containing antioxidants, 15 amino acids, and 24 vitamins and minerals, amongst many others. The great taste of Yerba Mate Tea is enjoyed all throughout the world today and is quickly becoming a healthy substitute for coffee since it does keep you awake but does not provoke the normal caffeine rush. Whether you drink it bitter or sweet, by adding sugar or honey, the taste is very distinct for those who like an organic flavor. If this is not your preference, you might want to try one of the many Yerba Mate Flavors available or even tea bags. The sharing and passing of the Mate Gourd and Bombilla holds a very symbolic and ritualistic tradition around the gathering of close friends, family, and community. Enjoy this special experience!!!