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Yerba Mate Plantations You Can Visit

To find yerba mate – also known as “green gold” – head straight to Northeastern Argentina. There, in the far-up provinces of Misiones and Corrientes, you’ll find yerba mate plantations where your favorite herb is...

The History of Yerba Mate in Poland

Poland has an interesting relationship with yerba mate that began in the 19th century and experienced several ups and downs in the 20th century. In this article, we’ll look at the history of yerba mate...

The Health Benefits of Yerba Mate

Can Yerba Mate help you lose weight? How much caffeine is Yerba Mate? Is it safe to drink during pregnancy? Can Yerba Mate cause cancer? Can it help prevent it? Is yerba high in antioxidants?...

Using Yerba Mate as Fertilizer

Throwing used yerba mate directly into the garden is very common practice, and many believe it serves as a natural fertilizer. In this article, we explain why this is not recommended and what to do...

The History and Origins of Yerba Mate

Mate is a beverage made with water and processed yerba mate leaves. Yerba mate is a species of Illex with the botanical name Ilex paraguariensis. It grows in the north of Argentina, Paraguay, and south...

How to Travel with Yerba Mate

The mate-on-the-go-kit has four essential components: a mate cup, a bombilla, yerba mate and a thermos. But what type of mate cup, bombilla and thermos are the best to travel with?

The Terminology of Yerba Mate

As you might guess by now, there is a huge culture around mate and with it comes a number of specific terms. Here are some of them that can ease you into the matero’s world.

How to Prepare Tereré (cold mate)

Called tereré, it’s the Paraguayan official drink – and since 2011, it is considered part of their cultural heritage. It is also commonly drunk in the north of Argentina and Southeast of Brazil. It is,...