Organic Dark Roast Yerba Maté

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Dark Roast Yerba Maté offers a rich, roasted flavor that makes for an exciting brew to start your morning with. With only a moderate amount of caffeine, yerba maté can be a perfect substitute for your morning coffee!

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Dark Roast Yerba Maté

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For a proper cup of tea ...

  • Recommended temperature: 155° - 175°
  • Cover and steep to taste.
  • Remove tea bag and enjoy!

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With a taste and aroma that is even strongly reminiscent of a fresh cup of coffee, our Yerba Maté Dark Roast offers a superb beverage for anyone looking for a bold tasting coffee alternative. Yerba maté originates from Brazil, where it is frequently enjoyed as a stimulating natural beverage. The roasted leaves add something special to the brew as well, adding a smoky richness to aroma and taste.

Interesting Notes About Yerba Maté

Although research remains inconclusive, it is believed that yerba maté does contain caffeine. One website claims that a single tablespoon of yerba maté provides 30 mg of caffeine. However, a majority of individuals who drink yerba maté have noted that they do not experience the side effects common to coffee, such as jitters, headaches, or upset stomach. Many caffeine-sensitive individuals switch from coffee for this reason.

It is thought that the reasoning behind yerba maté’s unique effects is not due to a different kind of caffeine, but due to the combination of caffeine and two other energizing chemicals found in yerba maté: theobromine and theophylline, both also found in Camellia sinensis (tea leaves) and dark chocolate. The balance of these three compounds provides an energy boost that requires less caffeine for a stimulating effect.

In addition to being an alternative for those who are looking for a substitute for caffeine, yerba maté also provides polyphenols, minerals, saponins, and antioxidants, making it a healthier alternative to many other stimulating drinks.

Why is Yerba Maté Categorized as an Herb?

Wikipedia proclaims: “Yerba maté translates to ‘mate herb,’ where maté is originally from Quechua mati, a complex word with multiple meanings.”

While yerba maté information is still debated, we list our yerba maté beverages in both the “Herbal Teas” and “Specialty Teas” sections, indicating that though it is considered to contain caffeine, it also is considered an herb.

*Please note: as this tea contains barley, this is not a gluten free product.

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By choosing to purchase from Buddha Teas you will be obtaining the freshest, finest grown yerba maté we can find. This unique blend of dark roasted yerba maté would make a perfect gift for any of your friends or family members who may be trying to cut back on their caffeine intake. A fresh, aromatic cup of Dark Roast Yerba Maté is an excellent alternative to your morning coffee and a wonderful compliment to a hearty breakfast. Never run out with our bulk options that will not only keep you well stocked, but will also keep a little extra cash in your wallet!

Why choose Buddha Teas?

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What sets us apart from other tea companies? We start with a philosophy of living in harmony with nature, not using it for profit. Buddha Teas uses only fresh, pure organic or sustainably wild harvested ingredients and maintains their natural purity in every tea we sell. We have also created the "Teas for Trees" campaign, planting 5000 trees a year to offset the paper use in our tea bags. Each of our tea bags is bleach-free to eliminate the risk of chemicals, and our boxes are made from 100% recycled material. When you buy Buddha Teas, you'll enjoy the fresh, full flavor of a truly natural tea in every sip.

Learn About Our "Tea For Trees" Campaign

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Our “Tea for Trees” campaign creates a sustainable model that restores one of our most precious resources while offsetting the paper used in our products. We’ve partnered with The National Forest Foundation’s Trees for Us, a program that annually plants millions of trees throughout our national forests.

By giving back whenever possible, Buddha Teas strives to honor the earth and its many blessings. Help us plant trees while enjoying an unadulterated tea that’s healthy for you, and our planet. Read more about it here.

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Review Title: Phenomenal

Review by Hunteron March 17, 2021
Yerba maté is such an individualistic tea. It offers a much needed step away from the traditional tastes of tea with it's unique flavors and aromas: 10/10 I would recommend to anyone looking for a middle ground between their morning tea and coffee.
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Review Title: Coffee who?

Review by Colleenon March 5, 2021
I read the science on Yerba and wanted to try it, but had serious doubts it could replace my morning dark roast coffee. I made the switch for a week, and I will not be going back! Enough caffeine to prevent a headache, but no jitters or stomach issues. Try it and see the benefits for yourself!
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Review Title: My After Dinner Tea

Review by Peggyon February 13, 2021
Instead of reaching for a cup of coffee after dinner, I so enjoy this Yerba Mate. Gives the enjoyment and satisfaction as if I had a cup of coffee, without the the feeling of heaviness. Highly recommend.
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Review Title: Love it!

Review by Sarahon February 4, 2021
Great substitute for my morning coffee! Great taste and nice pick-me-up! Will be buying again and again!
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Review Title: Awesome

Review by Bretton February 1, 2021
I'm pretty new to tea and decided to order a bunch based off the flavor descriptions and health benefits. This is my favorite of the lot I ordered. Such a great flavor, and it works really well plain or with a splash of coconut or almond milk. Very flavorful, and I can see why people use this as a substitute for coffee.
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Review Title: Yerba Mate Dark Roast

Review by Rickon April 27, 2020
This beverage is dark enough to take some creamer without blanching. It is a balanced beverage with many benefits.
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Review Title: Addicting Tea

Review by Connieon January 19, 2020
I love this Dark Roast Yerba Mate. It helps curb my appetite, and wakes me up for the day.
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Review Title: Addictive

Review by Mariaon November 25, 2019
This is my new favorite tea. It's much better than a cup of coffee. It's delicious and refreshing. I drink it all day long.
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Review Title: One of My Favorite Teas!

Review by Peggyon October 31, 2019
I love to drink Dark Roast Yerba Mate after dinner. The perfect ending to a meal. No jitters afterwards, just satisfaction.
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Review Title: Great Replacement for Coffee

Review by DIVA348on March 31, 2019
I really enjoy drinking this tea. I love how dark and full-bodied it is. Makes my mornings to have a nice hot cup of dark roasted tea instead of coffee, and all those negatives that come along with coffee!
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