Lionel Messi Loves to Drink Mate

What kind of tea does Lionel Messi drink? At first I thought it was just Barcelona’s Luis Suarez who loved to drink mate but it seems Messi too has been drinking mate tea all along. It makes sense, since mate tea of course comes from Argentina, but whereas Suarez carries his mate everywhere he goes, Messi seems to take sips from Suarez’s mate container and drink it more at home. That’s changing…mate is starting to drink mate at least before games more often that we see.

Image credit above goes to FC Barcelona of course.

Or, could it be that slowly but surely Suarez has gotten Messi to drink mate tea more often and now he’s hooked on mate – and starting to drink it as much as Suarez does? It’s also interesting that the recent good form of the Barcelona team, even with Neymar leaving to PSG, has come with Messi drinking more mate. Is mate the secret to Barcelona’s success this year in La Liga….?

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Here’s Messi drinking some mate tea right before a big game…

















Messi relaxing and drinking some mate at PSG.