For the next three weeks we will be discovering the natural herbs that make The Early Bird a unique blend that will help make the most out of your day! The herb featured this week is Yerba Mate!
Yerba mate provides a powerhouse of stimulants that are found in tea, coffee, and chocolate. Some of these stimulants include caffeine, theophylline, and theobromine. The low tannin content (what causes the dry and puckery feeling that occurs after consuming fruit, red wine, or tea) in yerba mate also allows for a strong tea without the bitterness found in coffee, making it a great pick-me-up during the day when you are feeling sleepy.
Yerba mate is considered the most balanced stimulants out of some of the most commonly used stimulants around the world, providing both energy and nutrition through its naturally caffeinated leaves containing vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants.In simpler terms, yerba mate is said to have the “strength of coffee, the health benefits of tea, and the euphoria of chocolate” all in one. So, next time you don’t know if you want the caffeine of coffee, the relaxing herbal fragrances of tea, or the sweet taste of chocolate, remember that The Early Bird can be your best friend with yerba mate taking care of all three cravings at once!