What does mate mean in tea?
Mate (pronounced ma-teh) is a caffeinated drink made of leaves and stems of Yerba mate (I. paraguariensis) and usually, hot water.
Is yerba mate legal in the US?
Remember, yerba mate is a legal botanical herb (not a controlled substance), so there is nothing to worry about. You haven’t broken any laws whatsoever. Sip easy, Matero!
Does mate tea get you high?
Depending on how much you consume, she says, “It can feel very trippy. The caffeine in it can really give you this high.” There’s even a time-honored ritual around the consumption of yerba mate that celebrates this sensation.