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Mate Factor

Organic Yerba Mate Loose Tea - Fresh Green

Item | MTF001



100% Certified Organic Yerba Maté

Preparation Hints


Start with 1/4 cup of Maté leaves per quart of water. Allow to steep in hot (not boiling) water for 3-5 minutes. Adjust the amount of Maté according to your desired strength.


Brew the Maté extra strong, using 1/2 cup of Maté leaves per quart of water. Mix with honey and lemon, or your favorite frozen juice concentrate. Pour over ice.


Start with 1 tablespoon of Maté leaves per 12 oz cup of hot (not boiling) water. Let steep for 3-5 minutes. Adjust the amount of Maté according to your desired strength.


Use your coffee machine as normal, starting with 1/4 cup of Maté leaves per quart of water. Adjust the amount of Maté according to your desired strength.


Use your espresso machine, fill the basket ¾ full to allow for expansion of the leaves. Adjust amount to achieve a slow but steady flow. Pour in steamed milk and honey for a latte.

Certified Organic by QCS

Product of Brazil

  • Fresh, not aged
  • No smoky flavor
  • Fresh Green Yerba Maté

  • Loose herb tea

  • Promotes energy

Fresh Green Loose Herb Tea from Maté Factor is a treasure from South America that helps you energize the Brazilian way. This fair trade, 100% certified organic product enhances mental clarity and promotes energy without the unpleasant side effects associated with coffee and other energizers. Maté Factor takes care to preserve the herb's natural vitamins, enzymes, bio-active components and flavor to deliver a truly delicious product.

Terms and Ingredient Definitions

Shipping Weight: .81 lbs

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

MSRP: $11.99

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent tasting Yerba Mate ..... Years ago I'd read about the health benefits of Yerba Mate. I ordered some tea plus a gourd and silver 'straw' to drink from. I loved the gourd and straw but hated the 'looks' of the tea - rough, sticks, icky color and smell - so much that I stuffed it back into the cabinet. Just this past month I had the nerve to throw out those 2 big bags of nasty looking Yerba Mate. When I told a g/f about just throwing them out, she again extolled the health benefits and said she enjoyed drinking hers. So, I got inspired to try again and went to trusty Swanson's. Sure enough this Mate Factor ORGANIC Yerba Mate tea arrived in a brightly colored, double wrapped, reclosable package. It smells good, looks good, evenly ground tea.......but, most of all, it tastes wonderful. AND, the absolute best part is the natural energy boost I get from it has helped me stay awake during the day and I am actually slowly replacing the coffee in my life. I am very happy with this product and the 'look' of this nice packaging and product sure helped me overcome my hesitancy to partake. Alllll these years wasted because I thought all Yerba Mate tea was nothing but a dirty bag of sticks and brownish leaves. Actually, after reading more about YM tea, the type used in South America probably looks very much like what I originally received.... as they talk about using the Bombilla stick to moved the leaves around in the bottom of the gourd. I must try my new ORGANIC YM tea in the beautiful, hand-carved gourd I've been saving. Hope you all get a good laff from my insecurities. Happy YM drinking! - Oh, PS - the only slightly negative aspect of this wonderful tea is that I've taken a while to figure out how much tea to put into my brew ball to get the right intensity of flavor. I've pretty much settled on 1 coffee scoop of tea leaves for about 6 cups of water in my old coffee carafe and I allow it to steep on low for quite a while.
Date published: 2013-02-21
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