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WHAT DO YOU USE TO PREPARE MATE?
HOW DO YOU DRINK MATE?
Mate by countryIn Argentina it is common to drink Mate with a group of friends, where one person responsible for filling it with water (“cebar” the Mate) and pass it to every person in the group. In Uruguay, for example, many people tend to carry a Mate and a thermos full of hot water down the street. In Paraguay, the grass is yellow and is consumed mainly with cold water (tereré). Brazilian yerba is thinner and greener.
WHAT IS YERBA MATE?
Yerba Mate (yer-bah mah-tay) is a tea-like infusion that stands out by its nutritional profile, its taste and its way of drinking. The infusion is enjoyed by millions of people every day for its powerful ability to naturally increase concentration, mental clarity and physical endurance. Native to northern Argentina, Paraguay and southern Brazil, Mate has its own culture based on the values of friendship and sharing. Yerba Mate culture dates back to several centuries when the Guaraní people were sharing yerba mate in the Paraná rainforest a long time before Europeans arrival. Today yerba mate means: friendship, sharing, and connection with oneself and others through a very unique ritual that consists of sharing a Mate while having a good moment. In Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and southern Brazil, Mate is consumed equally if not more than coffee. In these countries, this infusion that promotes well-being and a good mood is firmly rooted in the culture.