Yerba Mate Guides

Are you interested in growing healthy plants on your property? Have you ever thought about a yerba mate plant? Not only are yerba mate plants easy to grow, but their leaves also have many health benefits.

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Get cozy this fall with a steaming cup of yerba mate kombucha. Our how-to guide lets you enjoy this tasty beverage from the comfort of your own home.

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Mate is a versatile drink and there many ways of preparing it, depending on the type of yerba mate and liquid you use. There is a huge variety of yerba: with or without stems, finely ground or roughly cut, flavored, sweetened, blended with other herbs. Mate can be drunk with water – hot or cold -, milk or even juice. However, the most popular and traditional way of preparing mate is plain, with hot water. Here’s how to prepare yerba mate.

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Mate (pronounced ma-teh) is a caffeinated drink made of leaves and stems of Yerba mate (I. 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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It can be understandably freighting to see what could potentially be mold inside your yerba mate gourd. A step-by-step guide on how to clean your gourd.

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While the two drinks are incredibly good for you with a variety of health benefits, explore the difference between yerba mate vs matcha.

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Yerba mate and green tea are both known for their health benefits. So which drink is healthier? Here's your ultimate yerba mate vs. green tea guide.

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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 harvested.

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Are you excited about starting to drink mate but not sure where to begin? Are you overwhelmed with all the options available? If so, this is the guide for you. We have narrowed down the main aspects to consider when choosing a mate cup and created an easy 2-step tutorial.

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Chimarrão (pronounced shee-ma-HA-oom) is the name of a caffeinated drink made from Ilex paraguariensis (in Portuguese, ‘erva-mate’) and hot water. It is a type of mate drunk in the southern regions of Brazil.

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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? What are Yerba Mate’s side effects?

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Of course, yerba mate is much more than a cool trend. For many, it’s an integral part of their culture. For others, it’s a great nutritional alternative to coffee and tea. Today we’ll go over the big benefits of yerba mate, so you can decide whether you want to try a sip! Warning: after reading this article, you may just become a mate enthusiast.

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Bored of your plain, traditional mate?

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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.

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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 instead.

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Bombillas are one of the most crucial aspects of mate drinking. It also makes it so different from tea or coffee. They are what determines the act and way of drinking it, slowly and throughout the whole day.

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While technology has contributed to the efficiency of the whole production process, historian Javier Ricca has stated that mate’s taste, aroma, and quality has not necessarily improved. According to him, we're probably drinking a mate that is as tasteful as the indigenous communities in the 16th century and earlier.

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Water is an essential, yet overlooked part of mate drinking. The quality of the water, its temperature, and even how it’s poured on the mate are all factors that will alter the drink’s performance, taste and health benefits.

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We have previously talked about the basic mate kit and how to create one targeted for travelling. In this article we'll help you select an insulated water bottle or thermos, a non-essential, yet a crucial tool for modern-day mate drinking.

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If you tried hot mate and found it be too bitter, there are a few alternatives you can try.

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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?

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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.

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

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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, indeed, a great option for summer days.

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Learn how to prepare your mate cup to be used for the first time, cleaning the mate, and bombilla. Finally, how to store your yerba mate.

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