The origin of mate dates back to the Guarani natives, they used the leaves of the tree as a drink, an object of worship and a currency of exchange with other peoples. During the long journeys through the jungle, the conquerors noticed that the Guarani had greater resistance after taking this sacred drink.
The stems option of mates is generally more popular in Argentina and Paraguay. This stem, lead to a slower release of flavor, suiting the milder flavor profile of terere, which is often blended with other herbs, juices, and sugar.
Yerba mate with stems is a little lighter as the stems serve to dilute the blend.
When prepared traditionally in a gourd the choice between stems or no stems is purely a matter of personal preference. It is worth noticing however that blends with stems tend to be a little more forgiving to the beginner, as the yerba is generally cut a little bit coarser, meaning it is less likely to clog the bombilla (metal straw).
Its smooth and long-lasting flavor has followers in any corner of the country and the world! Now including New Zealand.
In this traditional version, it contains yerba mate from the crops of the entire yerba mate producing area of Argentina, which includes the northeast of the province of Corrientes, where Colonia Liebig is located and the entire province of Misiones, which integrates the production of around 7 dryers and said canchada yerba mate is ground, after a minimum 12-month aging period. traditional playadito yerba mate line
It is considered optimal to obtain a selected product that allows an infusion or mate of rich flavor, smooth and yielding. It is especially indicated for people who drink mate very frequently and who are generally looking for smooth and long-lasting flavors.
Yerba Mate Playadito Traditional with Stems - 1Kg