Organic Fresh Green Yerba Mate Loose

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190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 15 sec 60 g 92 oz / 2706 ml

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Fresh Green Yerba Mate Tea Bags – 100% Organic

Why Does Our Fresh Green Yerba Mate Tastes So Good?

We do not age our Yerba Mate:
All other yerba mate sold in the USA is aged for 1-2 years before being packaged, according to cultural traditions from Paraguay, Uraguay and Argentina. However, in Brazil, mate is commonly prefered as fresh as possible. The Mate Factor prefers this style, since it preserves the life-giving nutrients and the fresh green taste.

Our Yerba Mate Process is an Art:
We have spent years perfecting the “art” of creating delicately delicouse Yerba Mate. We have painstakingly learned the vast array of factors that control the final flavor and vibrance, in order to produce, The Mate Factor.

No Smoky Flavor:
We dry our Mate; using an art we have developed that preserves the natural flavor and also keeps our original green flavor Mate tea free from smoke. This low heat process protects natural enzymes that exist in yerba mate.

100% Certified Organic:
We use one hundred percent certified organic Yerba Mate, responsibly grown without pesticides or chemical fertilizers, preserving the environment where our Mate is grown.

100% Certified Organic Fresh Green Brazilian Yerba Mate;. (Never Smoked Never Aged)

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21 Tasting Notes

4846 tasting notes

I was very nervous to try this tea. I have stood by the notion that I do not like green yerba mate for a long time now… and this is pure, fresh, unflavored and unfettered green yerba mate. I was certain I wouldn’t like it.

But I was wrong. This is really refreshing. It tastes really good. It doesn’t have that overly earthy quality that I normally associate with yerba mate. It isn’t smoky. It is slightly sweet and just barely vegetative. Very pleasant. And invigorating!

Boiling 8 min or more

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119 tasting notes

This is a pick me up tea as I lost an hour of sleep last night due to that stupid thing called “Daylight Savings Time.” I was horribly frustrated as I forgot to set my clock in my room an hour ahead and so I woke up thinking it was 9:30 and I would have the house to myself when it was actually 10:30 and my parents would be coming home soon from church.

Regardless, I am quite tired and I had a mate latte at a coffee shop in Burlington the other day and it was quite lovely, so I recreated it. I brewed up the mate at 195 for 5 minuets, added some maple syrup for sweetness, and topped it with some frothed soy milk. The result is an easy to make and delicious (and healthy AND a great pick me up, the perfect package :D) latte. It’s really good and I think this will be my pick me up drink of choice from now on!

I’ve come to the unfortunate realization that all of the teas on my list from yesterday won’t be able to be reviewed because I had to go to a dinner thingy last night and I stayed for much longer than expected, and I have homework to do today :( AND I have orchestra rehearsal. Meh. Regardless, I’ll try to get some of them done.

195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

I’m really curious about mate as a replacement for coffee in the morning. How would you say the stimulation compares?


I think it actually compares really well! It does give me the same sort of effect as coffee does, though slightly less. Also, I don’t know if it’s just me or not, but when I have coffee I usually feel the effects much sooner than when I drink mate. I don’t know if that has anything to do with the other antioxidants and things in mate, or if it’s just how I react, but it does work pretty well. Yet again, it’s hard for me to say because everyone’s body reacts differently to caffeine, and so I might get it a lot more than you do.

I think it also depends on the mate, too. I find that lower quality ones (like the ones you get at the grocery store) don’t work as well on me as higher quality ones do. Also, I know that some mates are roasted, and that definitely affects ME. This gives me much more of a stimulation than those bottled ones by Guyaki, or whatever they’re called, do. I do like the Guyaki ones, but I find that the higher quality the mate is, the better the stimulation is.


Thanks. I’ll give it a try and hope for the best. I have a high caffeine tolerance unfortunately, I need 2-3 cups every morning just to get out up and moving.


Mate Factor has a dark roasted blend: That I highly recommend as an alternative to coffee. It is not only roasted yerba mate but also chicory and carob that really gives it a fuller, well-rounded flavor that is very satisfying.

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So, I had tried a few yerba mate blends before, and even got a surprise gourd, straw and pound of mate from some friends overseas a few years back. Admittedly at the time I was very politely ungrateful and all “My friends moved to Argentina and all I got was this nasty bitter dusty tea!” Though not out loud, of course. Turns out I just hated the type of mate. This stuff is much better.

This green mate is MUCH better than the dry dusty brown stuff I am used to. It has a bitterness still, but much more subdued, and it can stand on its own or particularly well with a bit of sweetener. I also tend to toss a bag of lipton lemongrass ginger tea in with this. Yeah, I said it. Trust me, (or better yet try it) – it’s good.

I’ve tried and tried but couldn’t enjoy the smoked stuff. Several of my friends developed a taste for it, but I suspect that has more to do with the buzz than the flavor. This has the same buzz but doesn’t taste like chewing a wet cigar out of an ashtray.

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634 tasting notes

SIPDOWN! Almost time to go pay rent! Ouch. That always hurts. But this tea will get me through!

This isn’t so fresh anymore thanks to me. But now at least I can say I have a better idea of what unflavored green mate tastes like. It’s not bad! I think I actually like it. Thanks to LiberTEAS for providing this generous sample! I probably still prefer the flavored variety, but I really did want to try it unflavored. Another bucket list tea checked off! :)

195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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177 tasting notes

Retrying this with vetiver incense it tastes fine. I tried it previously while burning Dragon’s Blood incense, giving it an odd cough syrup tinge, and was ignorant to the source of this problem. I was more curious than concern since I new it was a type of resin. Looking it up, it could come from a number of trees, including Calamus , which are growing by my porch! Dragon’s blood is also used for ink and varnish, which would through off anyone’s sense of taste. A roasted yerba mate or a heavily oxidized oolong might work better but I doubt burnt varnish pairs well with anything. XD

190 °F / 87 °C 7 min, 15 sec

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6770 tasting notes

This has no aroma and it’s flavor is mellow but pleasant. A little sweet.

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64 tasting notes

Quite good semi-sweet well balanced mate :)

Ross Duff

Thank you mel for the sample :)

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I´m from Uruguay and yerba mate is like drinking water here. When you prepare it as a cup of tea it´s called mate cocido. It also can be drunk in a mate which is a recipient made out of wood or glass in which you put the yerba and little water.
I really like it but it can be a bit bitter when you first try it.

185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 45 sec
Cecilia Regueiro Pimienta

We use it to study too because it´s very energetic, has a lot of caffeine but it isn´t as bad as coffee, and is useful for loosing weight too

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45 tasting notes

Really nice fresh, green flavor. Very green tea-like. And supposedly they use a smoke free drying process so you wont be getting any unhealthy carcinogens polluting your mate and affecting the taste.

Cecilia Regueiro Pimienta

They use smoke free process, that´s right.

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9 tasting notes

Maté Factor is my favorite brand of yerba maté. It has a fresh, green, healthy taste to it. Other maté on the US market is stale tasting. It is very versatile in hot and cold drinks. My favorite is cold steep it for 3 hours and add organic juice concentrate (peach, lemon, etc…) and a little honey or agave to make a refreshing, cold, natural, energizing drink!

185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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