Maté (pronounced mah-tay) is a tea-like drink that’s brewed from the dried leaves of the Yerba Maté plant, and is super popular in South America, owing to the fact that maté is naturally bursting with heaps of antioxidants and caffeine.
How is maté made?
Like coffee, maté quality varies greatly depending on where it’s grown. We source and blend two exceptional origins from the subtropical highlands of South America, for a delicate, balanced soda.
Maté leaves are then roasted over an open flame to develop their unique, smokey flavour. After we brew the maté, we add a couple of bubbles and a lil’ pinch of cane sugar to tease out the flavour.And bingo, that’s how heyday maté is born!
What does it taste like?
Heyday Maté is kinda similar to an iced tea, but less sweet, with more complexity, a subtle smokiness and a gentle fizz. Our two origins provide notes of green tea, stone fruit and a slight dryness.
What other good stuff is in Heyday Maté?
Well since you asked.. *clears throat*, ahem, maté is naturally rich in caffeine (we never add any additional or artificial caffeine), which is cool, but it's accompanied by two other nifty compounds, theobromine and theophylline, that help to amplify caffeine’s effects. Maté also contains higher levels of antioxidants than green tea.
“Is there anything this plant can’t do?!”, we hear you ask. Nope.. well okay fine, it can’t bring back your childhood pet dog, it can’t make you fly, nor can it make you unsee your dad’s dancing after too many sherbets. But it can help you make this your heyday, which is something.
Is that sugar that I spy on the ingredients list?
Yep. We add certified-Fairtrade, cane sugar to Heyday maté to tease out the flavour. We’re sceptical of artificial sweeteners and strange syrups, so for now we’re happy using a pinch of the white stuff.
How much caffeine is in there?
Each 330ml can of Heyday Maté contains approximately 100mg of naturally-occurring caffeine. That's roughly the same as a regular cuppa joe.
Is it vegan?
You betcha, yay!
Why’s heyday mate in a can?
Because nothing beats that feeling when you crack open a crispy cold can. Plus aluminium cans are infinitely recyclable and much more lightweight to transport compared to glass. The manufacturing and recycling of cans also mostly happens in the UK, so it was a bit of a no brainer really.