The search for healthy energy drinks may have reached an apex. I can’t imagine anything surpassing these Yachak Yerba Mate drinks.
It’s not pronounced mate, it sounds like MAH-TAYE.
Herbal caffeine sources are not as potent as coffee beans. Although, coffee is a bean so it is a plant (score one for plant based lifestyles!). But it’s roasted, which makes it not very good, unfortunately.
As a life long coffee lover, the flavor of coffee just cannot be substituted for me. At least, I haven’t found a good substitute yet. (If you know of any please let me know!)
HOWEVER, I have found a good caffeine source that’s better than coffee.
Yes, I said better than coffee. It’s better because it’s healthier.
Sometimes coffee creates the jitters – especially when there is a sale where you can purchase a large coffee for only one dollar. That means, I’ll probably consume too much coffee. And sometimes I’ll feel weird afterward.
Okay, okay, this post is not supposed to be about coffee. Of course I can talk about this, at length, for pages and pages.
but, I won’t waste your time with my coffee love letter. This is what we are here to talk about:
This drink is wonderful. Aluminium packaging aside – I don’t have anything bad to say about this.
I purchased it from a rural 7-Eleven. The cans are kind of big and I was hesitant to drink the entire thing at one time. But I did.
It was glorious.
The natural caffeine in this drink was a smooth arrival. I felt lifted, naturally. Not jittery, not too hype. Natural is a perfect word for it.
It’s in a can but no, it’s not caffeinated. It is herbal flavored, especially the Infused Mate flavor (above).
But there are other flavors too, I was pleased to discover.
I was skeptical about this one because of the mint but it was good too. I really don’t have anything bad to say about these drinks. They’re refreshing and I’ve had a solid number of them over this summer 🙂
Something else wonderful about Yerba Mate is that it is not dehydrating like coffee/green tea/black tea.
This one is my favorite flavor. It has real juice in it.
If you’re seeking a super sweet drink, this is not it. These are slightly sweet, kind of fruity (if it’s a berry flavor) and refreshing as hell, especially on a hot summer day!
So, yes. Try it.
Honorable mention to the OG Yerba Mate, Guayaki! They are now offering ready-made Yerba Mate drinks too.