Yerba Mate, beyond Argentina

Each country has its own traditions and local culture, full of collective rituals. A recent article has highlighted some Argentine manners that can be surprising to foreigners in a work environment - and of course, the list starts with yerba mate! An "acquired taste" for foreigners in Argentina Besides being passionate, affectionate and used to

One of the best drinks in the world

Unique for its countless benefits and its peculiar preparation, yerba mate has been recognized as one of the 50 most delicious drinks in the World by the popular magazine CNN Travel, after studying beverages from several destinations and picking "the best and more refreshing liquids". A "surprising and pleasing" discovery Mate ranks #35 and is

How to prepare a good mate tea?

The process of preparing mate ("cebar", in Spanish) involves a series of techniques and tricks to ensure the best results. In this opportunity, Valeria Trapaga (sommelier specializing in yerba mate) explains all there is to know about preparing mate as an expert. The quality of the Yerba Mate The first step is using a good-quality

Which mate suits your personality?

Which is the best mate for you? This is a small guide for choosing the best yerba according to your needs, your personal tastes and your lifestyle. For the experienced Mate with "palo" (chips and fiber) is the most classic version of this infusion, and also the most popular among Argentines. It has all the

How to recognize high-quality yerba mate?

Not only is necessary to know how to properly prepare mate; The quality of the yerba that we use to prepare it is also fundamental to determine the flavor, the aromas and the whole experience of drinking it. To identify a good yerba, we must use all five senses: Using the view Observing the color

How to drink Mate during summer

Although it is traditionally a hot drink, Mate also has a cooler and refreshing version for the summer called "Tereré". It is a healthier and cheaper alternative to other drinks available in the market. What is Tereré? Tereré is a beverage that combines yerba Mate, ice and water; and it's usually consumed during warm months

What to eat when drinking mate?

Mate is a very traditional drink in South America which is usually consumed every day, even more than the coffee or tea. Especially in Argentina, which is the first producer of Yerba Mate, nearly 9 out of 10 people drink mate, about 3 times per day. The consumption of yerba mate is common at any

Production of yerba mate

In Establecimiento Las Marias, the good quality of the yerba mate is guaranteed at all stages of its production, from extraction to consumption. Stage 1: The nursery After selecting the best specimens to ensure quality, millions of young plants are grown in the nursery. Stage 2: Plantations After six months, these young plants are taken

Cleaning your mate

There is a proper way to prepare and drink mate, but it is also important to know the process of cleaning and maintenance. Step 1: Curing the mate If your mate is made of pumpkin, it is very important to cure it before use. To cure the mate, add some yerba with warm water and

How to prepare a good mate tea?

Mate is a very special South American beverage and its preparation is very different from other infusions such as tea or coffee. It is necessary to know the process really well in order to prepare a good mate. What do you need to prepare mate? To prepare mate, you first need the "yerba". You can

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