Yerba mate is not a tea, but an herbal beverage from South America. It is considered to be the traditional drink of Paraguay, Uraguay, Argentina,and Southern Brazil. Leaves and twigs from the Ílex paraguariénsis tree are collected and heated in an oven. Yerba Mate is consumed in hot water using a special straw, usually made out of wood or metal, it has a strainer filter at the bottom to prevent small yerba mate particales from getting into the mouth when you drink the beverage, Yerba Mate has a distinc taste that often includes flavour characteristics such as herbacious, vegetal, fresh, bitter, smooth. Considered to have may health benefits and a strong energy boosting effect .