Originally produced and popularized in Cuba, Materva Yerba Mate Soda is a unique and delicious way to quench your thirst. A great alternative to traditional cola or other carbonated soda, this herb-based Cuban soda is an ideal option to serve at parties, include in on-the-go lunches or enjoy as a post-workout boost.
Materva is a carbonated drink made from yerba mate, a tea popular in Uruguay, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, and Paraguay. Unlike the somewhat bitter tea-like mate on which it is based, Materva is sweet, with a flavor described as similar to ginger ale or cream soda.
At 85 mg of caffeine per cup, yerba mate contains less caffeine than coffee but more than a cup of tea (4). Therefore, just like any other caffeinated food or beverage, it may increase your energy levels and make you feel less tired.