Mate Circles

Online Mate Circle: Yerba Mate Basics

by Matero Erik on Feb 02,2014 in Mate Circles

Online Yerba Mate Circle, January 30th,2014 The first Mate Circle of 2014 was a success! Thanks to everyone that joined in from around the world to learn and share about this magical herb from South America that we all love. We had Materos from The US, Canada, Norway, England, and Poland. Each with their own […]

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Yerba Mate in NYC with new & old friends

by Matéo on Apr 07,2012 in Mate Circles

The simplicity of the gourd is overwhelming, yet it continues to attract people far and wide. The herb is heard for miles, and strangers transform into friends with each pull of the bombilla. A bond is formed, and a mutual feeling is established that screams “WE ARE BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN THIS MOMENT,” causing everything […]

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Yerba Mate NYC: The Social Catalyst

by Matéo on Mar 04,2012 in Mate Circles

My friend Milton, and his roommate Casey, both lost their mateginity a few days ago. They described their experience as “enlightening,” and Milton claimed that Mate is a “social catalyst.” Both are very true, and I was happy to hear my friends come to this conclusion about a drink they had only recently been acquainted […]

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Sex & Mate

by Matéo on Dec 29,2011 in Mate Circles

I hosted a Mate Circle a couple of months ago when I was still in Abu Dhabi and the topic of sex came up. A few friends and I entered into a deep discussion over feelings, and how male and females differ in their perceptions of a relationship. We had a good time and a […]

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Pop Your Mate Cherry

by David Askaripour on Nov 29,2011 in Mate Circles

Matt from Circle of Drink hosted a fun and educational mate circle last weekend with new mate drinkers from Long Island, New York. It was simple, fresh, enlightening, and, as always, magical. I popped my head in for a second to explain some of the origins and history of yerba mate, but for the most […]

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