Organic Yerba Mate is a species of holly from subtropical South America. The infusion is prepared by steeping dry leaves and twigs in hot water. It is normally drunk from a gourd. It is commonly consumed in South America.
Organic yerba mate is widely known as the source of the beverage called mate. It is traditionally consumed in central and southern regions of South America, particularly Argentina, Bolivia, southern and center-western Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay and southern Chile. It is also very popular in Syria where it is imported from Argentina. Yerba mate was initially utilized and cultivated by the Guaraní people and in some Tupí communities in southern Brazil, prior to European colonization. Yerba mate can also be found in various energy drinks on the market today.