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Yerba Mate Tea Plant

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Yerba Mate Tea Plant is a staple in South American culture, known for its rich flavor and numerous health benefits. Order online now to enjoy this traditional herbal tea at home.

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Product Description

Yerba Mate Tea Plant: Energizing Brew

Culinary Purposes:

Yerba Mate Tea Plant (Ilex paraguariensis) is prized for its use in traditional South American tea known for its energizing properties. The leaves of this plant are brewed to create a stimulating beverage that is rich in antioxidants and nutrients. The earthy and slightly bitter flavor of Yerba Mate tea pairs well with sweeteners like honey or sugar, making it a popular choice for a morning pick-me-up or social drink in many countries.

Medical Purposes

Yerba Mate is known for its various health benefits, including boosting energy and mental focus, aiding in weight loss, and improving physical performance. This tea plant is rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, making it a nutritious choice for those looking to enhance their overall well-being. Additionally, Yerba Mate contains compounds that may help protect against certain diseases and promote heart health.

What to Know About the Plant

The Yerba Mate Tea Plant is an evergreen shrub with glossy, dark green leaves that can grow up to 15-20 feet in height. Its leaves have a strong, herbal aroma and a slightly bitter taste when brewed. This plant thrives in warm, humid environments and can be grown in containers or directly in the ground in regions with mild climates.

Enhancing Your Fruitscape™

Integrating the Yerba Mate Tea Plant into your fruitscape design adds a unique touch of flavor and energy. This herb pairs well with fruit trees like citrus (e.g., lemon, lime), tropical plants like banana or pineapple, and herbs like mint or lemongrass. The aromatic leaves of the Yerba Mate Tea Plant can enhance the sensory experience of your garden, creating a harmonious blend of edibles and ornamentals. Whether you’re looking to create a relaxing oasis or a vibrant social space, the Yerba Mate Tea Plant offers versatility and vitality to your landscape.

With Just Fruits and Exotics, you’re guaranteed to receive a Yerba Mate Tea Plant that is shipped 100% in pot, ensuring its health and vitality upon arrival. Our superior packaging and easy shipping process make it convenient for you to enjoy this exotic plant in your garden. As a nationally renowned, family-owned and operated online nursery, we provide a trusted shopping experience with a local-friendly vibe. Elevate your garden with the invigorating presence of the Yerba Mate Tea Plant and discover the joy of growing your own botanical brew.

Planting & Care
Fruitscaping with Herbs & Veggies

Every good kitchen garden needs to have an herb section. A walk through a garden planted with herbs is truly a sensual experience. Their beautifully textured leaves invite you to stop and touch them, and then reward you with a delightful array of heavenly scents. Herbs can serve many functions in the edible landscape, creepers like oregano, mints and thyme make great ground cover. Low growers like sage, chives and perennial onions are good for edging flower beds and will help in insect control. Taller evergreens like rosemary are wonderful used as low hedges or for planting around the foundation of houses. Herbs also lend themselves well to being grown in containers. Tuck a few pots close to the kitchen so they’ll be handy when you need them.

Growing your own herbs is well worth the effort. The quality and flavor of fresh picked herbs is so much better than the dried products you find in the grocery store. Our climate makes it possible to grow a very wide range of herbs. The hot humid summer are perfect for herbs like basil, Thai ginger and tea camellias. Try the more Mediterranean herbs like lavender,  sage and Thyme in the winter time, they love the cool and are less apt to succumb to fungus.

Growing Guide

We do not currently have a growing guide for Herbs and Veggies.  We are working on this and will add it in the near future.  Contact us if you have questions on how to plant and nurture your plants, and we will be glad to have one of our gardeners assist you.

Shipping Info

Shipping Restrictions

Unfortunately, We Cannot Process Orders to California, Hawaii, Alaska, or Internationally:  Please note that due to specific agricultural regulations, we’re unable to ship any plants to the states of California, Hawaii, and Alaska, or outside the United States. Additionally, citrus trees can only be shipped within the state of Florida.

Shipping Information

Before Your Plants Arrive: You can find many guides on unpacking, planting, & care, on our growing guides page.

The Journey From Our Nursery to Your Door:  We NEVER ship our plants bare root. Your plant will travel in the very container in which it was nurtured. We thoroughly prune and water them before packing, and make sure they’re well wrapped to retain moisture during transit. It’s as though you’ve personally collected them from our nursery!

Choose Your Ship Date: We understand you’ll want to be available when your plant arrives. Our checkout process features a handy calendar that allows you to choose the Monday on which you want your plant to ship. Depending on your location, you’ll likely receive your plant by Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of that week. Once shipped, UPS will generate a tracking number and send it to the email you provided. You can then follow your plant’s journey and ensure someone is available to unpack it on arrival day.

Click Here To View Our Shipping Page For More Information & Packing/Unpacking Plants Videos

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