So, you’re probably wondering what is the best yerba mate out there to buy?
Now, I haven’t tried all the brands of yerba mate out there yet, however, I will list a few of the top ones that are my personal favorites.
Best Yerba Mate Brands I Use:
Brand #1: Guayaki Traditional Organic Yerba Mate
Out of all the brands, Guayaki Yerba Mate is my personal favorite. You can buy it at a great price at the link above. I’ll list the things I like about it:
- Taste – Potent bold taste of Yerba mate. If you have never tasted yerba mate before, it tastes like green tea.
- Loose Leaf – I prefer the loose leaf verses the conventional tea bag Yerba Mate. The loose leaf has a more raw and earthy taste. I feel this is a bit more authentic and provides a fuller taste and caffeine kick.
- USDA Certified Organic – I know that there are no (or less) harmful pesticides and herbicides used and I won’t be consuming them.
- Sourced from Authentic Countries – Brazil, Peru, and Argentina.
- Caffeine Buzz – This has a great caffeine buzz that does not make you crash like coffee does. I use butter and coconut oil (explained below in my Yerba Mate recipe) that I mix with it helps sustain the caffeine kick and promote brain function at the same time.
- The company cares about the rain forest by being involved in “market-driven-restoration” of the rain forest – More can be read on the back of their labeling or on their website.
- They have a tea bag option you can buy too that’s a little more convenient for some people.
Brand #2: Cruz De Malta 1/2 Kilo Yerba Mate
Cruz de malta yerba mate is very similar to Guayaki’s in terms of taste and caffeine buzz. The good news is that it’s a little bit cheaper then the Guayaki one. However Cruz de Malta is not certified organic, fair trade, and their company doesn’t have any feel good message about taking care of the environment.
Here is the best place to get Cruz De Malta.
How I make my Yerba Mate – Best Tasting Recipe IMO
I’ll show you how to make Yerba Mate taste better with my recipe below. I find that this yerba mate recipe provides the best focus and energy with the combination of caffeine and oils working together – similar to the infamous bulletproof coffee that Dave Asprey makes. I make about 3 cups of Yerba Mate which calls for 6 Tsps. Here are the steps to recreate it:
- Boil – Bring water to a boil. I use this affordable tea pot to bring water to a fast boil.
- Yerba Mate – Place 6 tsps of Yerba mate in the french press. I use this french press if you’re curious. However, after doing some studying, there is an all in one tea pot/french press that allows you to conveniently brew while you boil!
- Brew – Pour hot water in! I let it soak for the maximum time (10 min) to extract all the nutrients & caffeine.
- Butter – I place 1 tbsp of organic grass fed butter in my cup (Kerry Gold). Butter is an excellent way to get short chain triglycerides (SCT Oil) which is extremely beneficial for brain function.
- Coconut Oil – I place 1 teaspoon of coconut oil. This brand works well. Coconut oil is a Medium Chain Triglyceride oil (MCT Oil) and helps provide sustained energy to the body.
- Lemon Juice – I love putting lemon juice in this. I tend to put a copious amount – a couple squirts per cup.
Some people blend the tea and butter / oil together. I believe that this provides a better homogeneous taste. However, for me, that’s too time consuming so I skip the blending. Oil rises the the top of course, some people may find this weird, but it tastes just fine.
Anyways thanks for stopping by and finding out what is the best yerba mate. If you try out my yerba mate recipe, let me know how you like it taste-wise and focus-wise.