History of Yerba Mate

Known for their superior horse riding skills and fondness for yerba mate, explore what is a gaucho and their important role in South American culture.

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You may be surprised to hear that the tradition of drinking yerba mate isn’t just present in its origin countries Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay - but also in regions of the Middle East.

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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 in Poland.

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What did the first colonizers think of yerba mate? Did they forbid or adopt the practice?

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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 of Brazil.

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