Yerba mate contains caffeine, theophylline, and theobromine; the same stimulants found in tea, coffee and chocolate. The caffeine content of yerba mate varies between that of green tea and coffee. However, unlike tea, yerba mate has a low tannin content.
The leaves of the mate tree naturally contain 24 vitamins and minerals, 15 amino acids, abundant antioxidants, making it a healthy beverage to be enjoyed at any time.
Yerba mate is very versatile and can be prepared using a tea infuser or even a coffee machine. It can be enjoyed hot or cold, and served with milk and honey or iced with lemon and mint.