Meta Mate 1 is a blend between Meta Mate 23 and Meta Mate Moonshine Harvesting. It signifies the combination of artisanal and industrial yerba mate production. It’s vacuum packed to preserve freshness.
Usually, with industrial mate, leaves are collected from monoculture then are delivered to the factories for production. This process can take up to 24-hours.
With Meta Mate 1, the oxidation process stops after they’ve it’s harvested with a process called Sapeco.
Sapeco is the process of rapidly burning the mate over the fire on location for typically 20 – 30 seconds.
After the burning process, it’s delivered to Barao de Cotegipe where they conventionally dried by hot hair, milled, and vacuum packed to preserve freshness.