What is Yerba Mate? Yerba Mate is a holly tree native to the rainforests of South America. Its leaves are brewed into a vital green beverage: mate (say mah-tay). Mate is the national drink of Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. People from all walks of life have enjoyed its beneficial properties for centuries. Sipping mate with friends and family is an energizing, healthful daily ritual. The Eco Teas Mission: Eco Teas is a small company in southern Oregon owned and run by three best friends. our mission is to offer certified organic sustainably-grown, fairly-traded world teas. Our organic yerba mate comes from the fertile forests of northeastern Argentina. We work in partnership with a 3-generation family farm to ensure outstanding quality. Our farmers dry their yerba with a unique hot-air process for a robust, smoke-free taste. We are helping our farmers to develop new farming techniques that incorporate traditional wisdom and cutting-edge ecology. We envision an organic, biodiverse, economically-productive landscape. A natural energy & fitness tea: raises metabolism; regulates appetite; aids digestion; supports an active lifestyle; provides antioxidants, minerals, amino acids & B vitamins. Mate stimulation: What do you get when you combine a powerful dose of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients with gentle stimulation? You get an energizing boost known in South America as mateine. Mateine raises your whole metabolism for balanced mental and physical stimulation. Naturally caffeinated. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease. Fair trade federation. USDA organic. Certified organic by Oregon Tilth (OTCO), USDA accredited. Packaged in Canada.