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What is Yerba Mate?

Mate (pronounced ma-teh) is a caffeinated drink made of leaves and stems of Yerba mate and usually, hot water. It has been consumed in South America for centuries, and today it is still highly popular in countries such as Argentina, parts of Chile, South of Brazil (where mate is known as chimarrão), Paraguay and Uruguay.

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Buying Yerba Mate Guide

Mate cups come in all shape, sizes, and materials: from bone to silicone, wood to ceramic, glass, metal and gourd.

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Health Benefits

The health benefits depend on the type of yerba, but overall, scientific research has proven that it helps stimulate mental activity, reducing tiredness.

Argentinian man drinking mate ourdoors in Buenos Aires city, Argentina

How to Prepare Mate

Mate is a versatile drink and there many ways of preparing it, depending on the type of yerba mate and liquid you use.

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The Dos and Don'ts

Mate is more than an exotic tea. Its preparation and consumption have some elements of ritual or even ceremony. Keep in mind that the ‘mate etiquette’ varies from place to place, so do not be afraid of asking!

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