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bombilla gourd mate tea

I have drunk quite a few teas, but most are the common white, green, and black teas. Mate tea is less common, but I found some now, in the Bombilla Gourd Mate Tea, and it’s ready to drink!

That’s exciting because Yerba Mate is supposed to be even healthier than green tea! It contains 90% more antioxidants than green tea (according to the label,) and it’s packed with vitamins, minerals, and other good stuff.

Yerba-Mate.com lists Vitamin A, C, E, B1, B2, Niacin (B3), B5, B Complex, Calcium, Manganese, Iron, Selenium, Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Fatty Acids, Chlorophyll, Flavonols, Polyphenols, Trace Minerals, Antioxidants, Pantothenic Acid and 15 Amino Acids as some of the substances in this kind of tea!

So I didn’t hesitate to try a bottle of mate tea from Bombilla Gourd.

First, just look at the ingredients:

Premium brewed Organic EcoTeas yearba mate tea blend using filtered water, Organic evaporated cane juice, Natural Pomegranate flavor, Citric acid.

There are very few ingredients, everything is healthy and natural, and the main ingredients are organic. With just 40 calories and 10 grams of sugar per 8oz serving, it’s hard to go wrong. (That means just 80 calories and 20g sugar per bottle.)

Bombilla Gourd Mate Tea Taste Test

I first tried the Pomegranate flavor, because tea and pomegranate seem to go together so well. (In my opinion, these teas with pomegranate flavor taste much better than actual pomegranate juice.)

This tea started out with a great smell, and followed with a great, authentic taste. It tastes even more authentic than Honest Tea, which I think is due to how strong yerba mate tea is. It did remind me of the Honest pomegranate white tea, though.

The pomegranate flavor is a little lighter at first since this tea is strong, but then it seems to pick up, and you’re getting the perfect mixture of the two tastes. Before I knew it, I had consumed the entire bottle!

It goes down smooth and it’s easy to drink. I guess there’s nothing to complain about! (The glass bottle did seem a little cold against my hands, but that’s not the tea’s fault.)

I’d also like to try the peach flavor if I get a chance.

Mate Tea and Natural Energy

I have heard that Yerba Mate is like a natural energy drink. I drank a full 16oz bottle of this (two servings) and I felt somewhat uplifted, but it wasn’t anything like an energy drink.

It was certainly not as much energy as from the FRS energy drink, but it was possibly more of a boost than I ever got with Honest Tea, Fiva, or with a regular cup of green tea. (Although, after an hour I was back to feeling normal, so it’s not something I’d classify as an “energy” drink.)

My final verdict is…

This tea tastes great and it’s healthy – I’d say it’s both the best tasting and the healthiest ready-to-drink tea out there! A win-win combo! It’s great if you can afford $2.49 per bottle!

Otherwise just get some green and white tea bags (for 10-20 cents each) and brew your own tea, which is what I do 95% of the time. Or get some yerba mate tea bags, which are just slightly more expensive, at about 25-35 cents each.

Official website: www.BombillaGourd.com

Product Review Details
Company: Bombilla & Gourd
Product: Bombilla Gourd Yerba Mate Tea
Reviewed by: Coach Levi
My Rating: 3.0 out of 5
Date last updated: 2008-03-14
Obtained Product: Purchased at retailer.
CoachLevi.com Advertiser: No.

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