yerba mate is a kind of tea that tastes like ashtray, dirty ashtray. or more like smoked dirt. and if you drink a cup of it at noon on monday, you might find yourself still wide awake monday night clear into tuesday morning, and then everything gets screwy.
i will not forget this next time i think to buy this crap, drawn in by the lemon & the ginger which are great but do not overpower the taste of smoked grass. and not the good smoked grass. i’ve had circulation problems forever, my hands & feet will go numb in the cold, and i just found out that ginger (like eating 30 ginger chews a day) sets a fire inside & keeps my extremities toasty warm.