Yerba mate tea is a species of the holly that is indigenous to subtropical South America including: Argentina, Bolivia, Southern Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay. The Yerba tree can grow in more than about 49 feet. It has long green leaves, whitish flowers and bears red berries. Yerba mate tea is one of the unique herbal teas that contain caffeine in the western states. Many are convinced it is a better substitute for coffee and other caffeinated drinks because it produces durable energy without the jitters and contains many life sustaining nutriments.
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