Why Our Mate is So Good

What is Yerba Mate?yerba mate - young plant

Yerba Mate (Pronounced Mah-Tay)

is similar to Green Tea yet higher in nutritional value. Yerba Mate contains 27% more active nutritional compounds than green tea, including: vitamins A,C,E,B1,B2,Niacin (B3), B5, B Complex, as well as Calcium, Iron, Potassium, Manganese, Selenium, Magnesium, Zinc, Phosphorus, Carotene, Essential Fatty Acids, Chlorophyll, Flavonols, Polyphenols, Inositol, Antioxidants, Pantothenic Acid, Amino Acids, Saponins, and more.

An excellent boost to your defense system, metabolism, brain and overall health. Yerba Mate is higher in antioxidants than Green Tea while energizing without the side effects associated with coffee and tea.

It gives an energy that feels good. Energy that feels useful, lasts long and no “crash” at the end.

Yerba Mate helps in weight management due to its thermogenic effect which cause the body to release excess calories as heat rather than storing them as fat.

Why Does Our Yerba Mate Taste So Good?

Mate Factor Yerba Mate is the freshest, most pure you can get. That is why our Yerba Mate tastes so good.


Above: Common Sense members inspecting our organic Mate crop

Our Yerba Mate is Fresh

In order to preserve as many fresh nutrients as possible as well as the bright green flavor of the herb we do not age our yerba mate like other mate companies do. Most mate is aged for 1 to 2 years before being packaged and exported. We process our Yerba Mate immediately upon harvest, packing it into triple barrier freshness sealed bags. Onced the process is complete, we load it on the truck and it heads for the port to be shipped out immediately. We do this because we love fresh Yerba Mate.

Low Heat, No Smoky Flavor

We cure our yerba mate using a CleanHeat® method we developed that preserves the vital nutrients, natural flavor and keeps the Yerba Mate free from smoke. Our process protects the natural enzymes that exist in Yerba Mate, insuring that the plant never reaches temperatures that would damage the natural constituents. This produces a bright, smooth flavor that makes our Mate superb not only by itself, but as a base for blending your own drinks, hot or cold.

Generous Portions

We offer generous portions in both our tea bags and loose leaf teas. Our tea bags weigh 3.5 grams each, producing a fuller effect. That's the largest single serving tea bag in the industry! Our loose teas also come in generous 1 lb and 1/2 lb sizes.

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100% Certified Organic Yerba Mate

We use one 100% percent certified organic Yerba Mate, responsibly grown without pesticides or chemical fertilizers, preserving the environment where our Yerba Mate is grown. Our Yerba Mate grows in the Southern area of Brazil. The elevation in this area varies from 800 to 1500 meters above sea level. The landscape is formed mostly of rolling hills and occasional ravines and canyons. Small creeks and rivers are a common sight in these parts of the subtropical forest, which is composed mostly of evergreen broadleaf trees, a few coniferous trees, the Paraná Pine being the symbol of the region. The south of Brazil has remained mostly unchanged since the immigration of the European settlers of the area. We gather Yerba Mate from different regions with specific characteristics to achieve our special green flavor.

Ethical Trading: More than Fair!

We have a unique relationship with the people who grow and harvest Mate Factor yerba mate. We started this business to be a service to them. Not the other way around.

By purchasing Mate Factor Yerba Mate you are helping to preserve this unique region by supporting families who live and work together in harmony, with one another, their Creator and the land.

Canada's #1 importer of Organic Yerba Mate!

You can expect the best when you know the source!

Our Yerba Mate comes from the farm in Brazil directly to our facility in Winnipeg, Canada. There it is blended with other fresh-ground organic herbs and spices, packaged and shipped across Canada to stores, shops, cafes and restaurants.

If you own a business and are interested in selling our packaged Yerba Mate, or in purchasing bulk organic ingredients, please select the wholesale button at the top of the page. You will be able to apply for a wholesale account from that page.

Feel free to contact us with any questions. See our contact details below.