Yerba Mate

Yerba mate is more than the drink. For generations, it's been an important part of tradition, culture, and communication in South America. It brings people together. Through education and providing the best products, we'll share and pass on these traditions.

What is Yerba Mate?

Mate (pronounced ma-teh) is a caffeinated drink made of leaves and stems of Yerba Mate (Ilex paraguariensis) 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.

Here’s a guide on how to prepare yerba mate and everything you need to start drinking yerba mate including: What type of mate cup, what to look for in a bombilla, and types of yerba.

Choosing Your First Yerba Mate to Try

As a yerba mate newbie, you may find your first mate a little intimidating. From what style of mate to make, what yerba to buy, what bombilla and mate to use, and how to prepare it, there’s a lot to think about. Today we’ll break down the process so that you can choose your first yerba mate to try – and actually enjoy it, too.

Go on, put on the kettle. By the time your water is boiling, you’ll be ready to tackle making your first yerba mate.

Traditional yerba mate tea in calabash mug and bombilla

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