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A Haughty Rant Against Argentina’s National Drink

Cinthia Solange Dhers is a 53-year-old surgeon who recently bought an apartment in Nordelta, a gated community in one of the most upscale areas of Buenos Aires. But the neighborhood didn’t live up to her high standards, and she shared her disappointment with a friend in a voice message that ended up online.

She complained in the message that her neighbors talked too loudly and didn’t put their dogs on leashes. They did not share her “moral aesthetics.” She did not expect to find “beasts, with no education, who yell and drink mate like they would at Bristol beach in Mar del Plata.”

It was Dr. Dhers’s reference to her new neighbors’ mate-drinking habits that touched…

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 A Haughty Rant Against Argentina’s National Drink

Mate is an infusion made from a leaf called yerba mate. Small amounts of hot water are poured into a gourd stuffed with the leaves and sipped out with a metal straw. It’s a bitter caffeinated beverage — similar, perhaps, to Japanese green tea — that is said to help regulate digestion. Many people would call it Argentina’s national drink.

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The Yerba Mate Blog is a website dedicated to all fans of mate and its very special properties. We are aiming to become an eco-system designed to serve the yerba mate community.

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Eco Teas

The first people to discover yerba mate were the Guarani (pronounced wa-ra-nee). Their traditional homeland in Paraguay, northern Argentina, and southern Brazil overlaps the home range of wild yerba mate. The Guarani enjoy yerba mate as a daily tonic, and also as the basis of their medicinal system. They have a legend telling how yerba mate was the gift of a benevolent god, who gave the tree to a small group of weary travelers as a reward for their righteousness.


We are working to make organic, fair-trade yerba mate the mainstream energy source of choice, and prove that a company can be profitable while operating sustainably. We are an organization of individuals who's daily work is to bring you the finest yerba mate on the planet

Nativa Yerba Mate

Nativa Yerba Mate specializes in the sustainable wild-harvesting, air-drying, and packaging at the source 100% pure yerba mate leaves from the oldest growing region in the world; San Mateus, Brazil.

Yerba Mate Tea Gourd

Yerba Mate, Ilex Paraguariensis, is a tea (...o.k.--a "tisane" really) loaded with vitamins and minerals. With yerba mate you can experience the great benefits of an herbal health supplement--and a coffee substitute--without all of the negative side-effects.

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