The Tribal Trading Company


Long ago, in South America, there was unlocked a secret for maintaining good health. It was found in the healing qualities of one of their native plants. It was the Yerba Maté tree. The Maté beverage made from this tree was discovered to benefit health, vitality and longevity. It has been used for centuries to boost immunity, cleanse and detoxify the blood, tone the nervous system, combat fatigue, stimulate the mind and control the appetite, promoting overall good health. In current practice in Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, Maté tea is made from the leaves steeped in hot water. Properly brewed, Yerba Maté makes an excellent beverage that aside from all its nutritional properties, tastes good!

But Maté is much more than a very nourishing and refreshing beverage. It is a drink that has a long traditional use in South America. It is the focal point of a culture famous for their hospitality and brotherhood. Maté remains the center of their social lives. The gentle stimulant effect invigorates their warm interaction and conversation.

Yerba Maté is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, including carotene, vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, B- complex, riboflavin, nicotinic acid, pantothenic acid, biotin, vitamin C complex, magnesium, calcium, iron, sodium, potassium, manganese, silicon, phosphates, chlorophyll, choline, and inositol. In 1964, the Pasteur Institute did a study on the properties of Yerba Maté. Their conclusion was “it is difficult to find a plant in any area of the world equal to Maté in nutritional value. It has most all of the vitamins necessary to sustain life.”
We use only CERTIFIED Organic Maté, preserving the Brazilian forests where this Yerba Maté is organically grown.


 The Tribal Trading  Yerba Maté is Fresh! 

In order to preserve as many fresh nutrients as possible as well as the bright green flavor of the herb we do not age our yerba mate like other mate companies do. Most yerba maté sold in Australia is aged for 1-2 years before being packaged, according to cultural traditions from Paraguay, Uraguay and Argentina. However, in Brazil, yerba maté is commonly preferred as fresh as possible. The Tribal Trading Company prefers this style, since it preserves the life-giving nutrients and the fresh green taste our customers love.

We have spent years perfecting the “art” of creating delicately delicious Yerba Maté. We have painstakingly learned the vast array of factors that control the final flavor and vibrance, in order to produce the best tasting, most nutritious yerba maté tea possible!

Processing our Yerba Maté immediately upon harvest, Tribal Trading maté is vacuum packed into triple barrier freshness sealed bags. Onced the process is completed, our mate is trucked to port in order to be shipped out immediately. We do this because we love fresh Yerba Maté!

 Processed in Low Heat with No Smoky Flavor 

We cure our yerba mate using the special method we developed that keeps the Yerba Maté free from smoke, preserving the vital nutrients & natural flavor of our herb. Our process protects the natural enzymes that exist in Yerba Maté, ensuring that the plant never reaches temperatures that would damage the natural constituents.

This careful process produces a bright, smooth flavor that makes Tribal Trading Maté superb not only by itself, but as a base for blending your own drinks, hot or cold!

 Farmer Friendly – Fairly Traded 

Our company was founded on helping the producers earn a fair wage for their labor. We enjoy a personal, mutually beneficial relationship with our producers and have worked together closely in promoting organics  both in Australia and Brazil.

4 Responses so far.

  1. Peter Mitchell says:

    I would like to order two x 250g packets of Mate Chai; plus, if possible 20 (or the nearest equivalent in packets) of green bars.
    Delivery would be to Kinglake Victoria.
    If you can send me amount due and payment details I will forward the money straight away.

  2. Lou Whitton says:

    After tasting your energizing green bars which i picked up at markets in Wollongong whilst i was there for a weekend, i’m wishing i had bought more. I live in Wagga any chance of delivery my way, would be keen to try green or chai tea as well, let me know details – appreciated.

  3. Donna Moses says:

    i’m interested in knowing a bit about the Yerba Mate tea and their cups and pots.

  4. Donna Moses says:

    Interested in Yerba Mate tea and their cups they have them in.

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