The Brain Lifter

The Brain Lifter


Ingredients: yerba mate leaf*, suma root, spearmint leaf, gotu kola herb, lemongrass, lemon balm leaf

* Contains caffeine (~1/2 a cup of coffee)

Good for: Energy & fatigue; the brain & the body

Tastes like: Clean & refreshing mate - zesty spearmint with a roasted, robust root

Makes you feel like: Breaking blocks!

Art by: Billi French

60 grams / 36 servings (1.5 tsp per 8 oz water)

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Lean, Green, Driving Machine!


Anyone’s who’s ever been in a L.D.R. (long distance relationship), knows the feeling of travelling to their loved one while running on fumes. The stuff sold on the turnpike will keep you up, but too much leads to a crash… I wanted a drink that kept me alert, but made me feel fresh and clean. The combination of yerba mate, lemongrass, and spearmint worked well for me!

Yerba mate is a powerful brain and body tonic typically drunk socially in South America. I can attest to the strength from my experiences working down in Argentina... The locals would eat dinner at midnight, go to the club at 2 a.m., and still manage to show up to work the next morning!

Mate’s taste by itself is not for everyone… It’s rather bitter, so I like to pair it with the zesty-mint flavoring of lemon balm, lemongrass, and spearmint. The result is clean, robust, and earthy.

The Brain Lifter works on a deep level to battle fatigue, but also assists in breaking mental blocks. Whenever my mind is in a fog, a cup of gotu kola & suma gives me the refreshing revamp I need!

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Vinyl Pairing: Can - Tago Mago (1971)

Krautrock from the 70’s. Precise & progressive freak-rock playing over a constant, driving beat. Excellent driving music. Side 2 is entirely dedicated to “Halleluwah,” a monstrous 18 minute jam full of machine gun rhythm.

Further Listening: Ege Bamyasi (1972); Stephen Malkmus And Friends ‎– Can's Ege Bamyasi (2013)

The Brain Lifter