What kind of drink is mate?
Yerba mate is an herbal tea made from the leaves and twigs of the Ilex paraguariensis plant. The leaves are typically dried over a fire, then steeped in hot water to make the tea.
Why do footballers drink mate?
Mate has turned into the top ally for great footballers before and after a match. As well as being a key ritual, a talisman and an energy boost, they value its endless properties and benefits: Mate is a strong stimulant of the central nervous system and it enhances energy and brain activity, naturally.
What does mate drink taste like?
Short answer: The taste of mate can be overwhelming at first, but at the end of the day it is herbal infusion, so you can expect herbal tea-like taste from any kind of yerba mate. In general, mate is more bitter, more pronounced and bolder than green tea or other herbal teas.