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We believe in the power of local communities and in sustainable relationships with the earth. To that end, we sell only the finest in Organic Yerba Mate from South America blended with all-natural ingredients from flowers to enhance the flavors in each bag or bottle of Thirsty Leaf whilst providing additional health benefits.
For thousands of years, Yerba Mate has been grown and cultivated deep in the South American heartland. From Paraguay to Brazil to Argentina, this wonderful Holly tree can be found throughout the Tres Fronteras region. For the Guaraní, who’ve lived there for Millenia, Yerba Mate has served as a daily restorative, a balm, a medicine, and a central part of their spiritual ceremonies.LEARN MORE
Yerba Mate’s antioxidant properties and the nutrients it contains range from Xanthines (natural stimulants) to Polyphenols (anti-oxidants) to all sorts of Vitamins. Thirsty Leaf has all of these and more, each of our ingredients designed and proven to help support your immune system and improve your overall health. learn more >
“Yerba Mate has been used since the 15th century to treat a number of ailments. Boiled Mate (Mate Cocido) was given to newborns to help cure pneumonia and scarlet fever as well as to mitigate against hair loss, burns and even headaches.”
“Antioxidants (also know as “Free Radical Scavengers”) are substances that may protect our body cells against the effect of free radicals, which may play a role in heart diseases, cancers and various other ailments. Antioxidants are substances that can prevent or slow damage to cells by free radicals, unstable molecules the the body produces as a reaction to environment and other pressures.”
“Numerous Studies have shown that Yerba Mate may boost your immune system, fight off inflammation, nd even help ward off cancer and heart disease. While some brews provide more health benefits than others, there’s plenty of evidence that regularly drinking tea an have a lasting impact on your wellness”
“The impressive health benefits of drinking yerba mate increased energy and enhanced weight loss.”
THE SCIENTIFIC BENEFITS DEFINED
As with all caffeinated plants, Yerba Mate has been proven to boost your mental and physical focus and help fight feelings of fatigue or low energy. It’s quite possible for that reason that almost every society on earth — from the coffee addicted Italians and Argentines, to the Tea-loving nations of China and Britain, every modern society has a caffeinated drink of choice.
Good Stuff For Your Body and Mind
All teas, including Yerba Mate, offer a number of proven & significant health benefits. Besides the typical antioxidants and nutrients many teas contain, Yerba Mate also contains beneficial amounts of saponins (natural compounds with proven anti-inflammatory properties), Vitamins D, C, E as well as Zinc, Magnesium and etc.EXPLORE OUR TEAS
Our Native Yerba Mate is hand-picked for us for taste and authenticity and as a result, Thirsty Leaf sells a clean, delicious and healthy drink that won’t leave you jittery or tired by day’s end, common side effects of many caffeinated drinks. In addition, Yerba Mate may lower blood sugar levels (thus reducing your risk of catching diabetes and increasing your ability to manage any complications from the disease) and may, in addition, reduce your risk of developing heart disease. Interestingly, Yerba Mate has also gained some recent renown as a healthy way to manage your weight by way of its natural appetite suppressant qualities.
Vitamin A [Retinol]
One of the keys to a healthy immune system; important for proper functioning of eyes, heart, lungs and other key human organs.
Vitamin C [Ascorbic Acid]
Important for a healthy immune system; helps produce collagen, used to make skin and other tissues. Also helps wound healing.
Vitamin D [Cholecalciferol]
The “Sunshine Vitamin”; produced in your skin in response to exposure to sunlight. Important for bone, muscle, and teeth health.
Vitamin E [Alpha-Tocopherol]
An antioxidant that helps prevent damage to cells; especially skin. Also helps make red blood cells.
Vitamin B1 [Thiamin]
Used to keep nerves & muscle tissue healthy which helps reduce fatigue & weakness. Also important for the processing of carbohydrates and some proteins. Converts food to energy.
Vitamin B2 [Riboflavin]
Important for body growth, red blood cell production, and keeping the eyes healthy. Also helps the processing of carbohydrates.
Antioxidants are found in many foods, especially plant-based, whole foods. They reduce the risk of many diseases including heart disease and certain cancers.
Abundant in plants, polyphenols are naturally occurring organic compounds that help manage blood pressure levels and keep your blood vessels healthy and flexible, promoting good circulation.
The polyphenols in yerba mate include caffeic acid, caffeine, caffeoyl derivatives, caffeoylshikimic acid, chlorogenic acid, feruloylquinic acid, kaempferol, quercetin, quinic acid, rutin, and theobromine.
Saponins help reduce cholesterol levels, strengthen the immune system, treat diabetes, and inhibit tumor growth. They also improve metabolism and help prevent and treat obesity.
There are three xanthines found in yerba mate, caffeine, theobromine, and theophylline, and give yerba mate its characteristic bitter flavor and stimulant effects.
At Thirsty Leaf, we have just one goal: to provide you with bulk and cold bottled teas that are all-natural, good for you and taste great. Our bottled teas contain only the finest in organic Native Yerba Mate, pure spring water, and flowers and herbs that provide not only more flavor but additional benefits for your health.LEARN MORE
No Added Colors
No Added Preservatives
Flavors From Flowers, Plants & Herbs
If colors can have taste and tastes can have color, then our Yerba Mate tastes like it looks: Green. Think forests, freshly cut grass, and the way the air smells in spring. Complex and slightly smoky, Thirsty Leaf Yerba Mate is refined and refreshing.
- Rich in Antioxidants
- Energy Booster
- Improves Mental Focus
- Immune System Booster
- Natural Stimulant
- Reduces Fatigue
- Physical Performance Benefits
- May Lower Risk of Heart Disease
Spearmint not only tastes great, it’s high in Antioxidants, just like our Tea! It also helps relieve digestive distress and fight off bacterial infections.
- High in Antioxidants
- Balances Hormones
- Lowers Blood Sugar
- Improves Digestion
- Soothes Stomach Upset
- Reduces Stress
- Improves Memory
- Fights Bacterial Infections
Lavender, with what is perhaps one of the loveliest scents of any flower anywhere, helps reduce heart rate, lower blood pressure and may help improve sleep
- Reduces Heart Rate
- Reduces Blood Pressure
- Helps Improve Sleep
- Reduces Asthma Symptoms
- Promotes Clear Skin
- Lessens Menopausal Symptoms
Stinging Nettle is a true wonder of nature: chock full of Vitamins C, B & A as well as Magnesium & Potassium. It’s also a proven anti-inflammatory that can help lower blood pressure.
- Rich in Vitamins, C, A & B
- Full of Magnesium & Potassium
- Contains Required Amino Acids
- Helps Reduce Inflammation
- Lowers Blood Pressure
- Helps Treat Hay Fever
Holy Basil is one of nature’s stress relievers and helps build healthy respiratory systems. It’s great for oral & dental health and has natural analgesic (pain-killing) properties.
- Helps Reduce Stress
- Aids Respiratory System
- Good for Dental And Oral Health
- Arthritis Remedy
- Analgesic Properties
One of our favorite flowers here at Thirsty Leaf, Hibiscus not only looks & smells great, it also helps lower blood pressure & blood sugar. Also helpful in the treatment of depression.
- Used In Ancient Egypt
- Lowers Body Temperature
- Diuretic Aid
- Lowers Blood Pressure
- Reduces Blood Sugar
- Helps Treat Depression
- Full of Vitamin C
- A Little Like Cranberries
Raspberry Leaf, like Stinging Nettle, is extremely rich in C & D Vitamins as well as antioxidants like Tannins & Flavinoids.
- Rich In Vitamins and Minerals
- Especially C and D
- Contains Antioxidants
- Tannins and Flavonoids
- Iron, Zinc, Potassium Etc.
- Alleviates Symptoms of PMS
Whilst making these choices does mean we often pay a little bit more for our ingredients, we believe that small changes such as these are the ethical (and right) choice, and that by choosing to emphasize things such as Product Quality and Fair Trade Practices; buying locally wherever possible and clearly listing the many health advantages Thirsty Leaf Bottled Teas offer, we are ensuring our friends and customers that they can drink Thirsty Leaf with a clean conscience.