The indigenous Guarani viewed Yerba Mate as a divine gift. Using it as a plant medicine, and a social beverage to come together around.

We’ve come to believe the essence of Yerba Mate is really about connection, to ourselves, nature, and each other.

Yerba Mate is a nutritious, energizing, and mood-elevating herbal tea from South America. Revered for its uplifting and stimulating effects, proponents of Mate report a jitter-free, calm energy - without a crash.
A study from the Pasteur Institute and the Paris Scientific Society concluded....
“It is difficult to find a plant in any area of the world equal to mate in nutritional value” and that Yerba Mate contains “practically all of the vitamins necessary to sustain life.”

Traditionally, Mate is consumed from a gourd and passed around in a circle bringing people together.
Mate culture promotes sharing, gratitude, and community originating from a deep history with the indigenous Guarani. 
We hope to share the spirit of Yerba Mate, connecting people to the healing of nature, and to each other. At Yerbana, we view food as medicine, because of how it heals our bodies, but also because it brings people together, which constitutes a happy heart.
Authentic relationships and connected communities give us energy and purpose, which frees us to pursue life fearlessly and to the fullest.


We believe food is medicine that gives life to the body. Which is why we are so passionate about the healing power of Yerba Mate.  Proper nutrition and healthy bodies allows us to feel good and make the most out of life. To explore the world and experience our own potential!


We believe mental health is every bit as important as physical. Finding inner peace and a calm mind is crucial to enjoy all that life has to offer. Mate offers a unique balanced energy that fuels creativity without overstimulating the mind! We support creative endeavors, not taking life too seriously, and finding the right balance in all things.


We believe authentic connections are an integral part of a satisfied soul. Mate culture is all about inclusion, sharing, respect, and connection which contribute to cultivating a happy heart. We hope to encourage people to come together and recognize that the humanity we share supersedes our perceived differences.

The Yerbana Story

Yerbana was born out of a shared love for entrepreneurship, adventure, and Yerba Mate. Inspired by travels to Patagonia and beyond, founders James and Wesley brewed up the idea to create a Mate beverage that was true to the culture and health they had experienced, while also adding a delicious carbonated twist.

They started their journey in the University of Washington’s Creating a Company class which provided the resources needed to jump start the business and the rest is history! The Yerbana goal is to fuel those with an affinity for the outdoors, adventure, and health with a sustainable and organic mate beverage that you can feel great about drinking.