Archive | May, 2012

The Prided Paraguayan Yerba Mate, Pajarito

Pajarito — 3.80 of 5 palos — reviewed 5/30/2012 Type: Special Selection. Aged 20-24 months. Region: Asunción, Paraguay Company: Lauro Raatz S.A. Description The most well-known of the Paraguayan yerbas, Pajarito is a solid, reliable, and tasty mate. With over 50 years of yerba growing experience, and 20,000 kilos of daily production, Lauro Raatz and […]

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Stefan Juan Milton

The true story of how EcoTeas came to be [Interview]

A few weeks after my interview with Steven Karr, from Guayaki, I came in contact with Stefan Schachter, founder of EcoTeas. After speaking with him for only a minute, I realized that Stefan is one of the people who, like Guayaki and other companies, has paved the road for Yerba Mate in the States. And […]

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Who is really behind Guayaki? [Interview]

A few months ago, I got the chance to interview Steven Karr from Guayaki. Steve is an amazing guy, with an amazing vision for Mate, and I couldn’t help becoming more and more excited about the future of Mate in the States as I spoke with him. Throughout this interview, we discuss Guayaki’s humble beginnings, […]

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Regally Sour, Palo Alto Mate

Palo Alto — 3.90 of 5 palos — reviewed 5/18/2012 Type: Traditional, Aged 3 years Region: Paraguay, Paso Yobai District Gourd Type Used: Ceramic Description: Now here’s an interesting mate. Grown in Paso Yobi, Paraguay, a place well-known for its yerba production, with about 20,000 acres under active cultivation, down from nearly 25,000 as recent […]

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A Closer Look at Eco Teas Yerba Mate

Eco Teas— 3.15 of 5 palos — reviewed 5/3/2012 Type: Traditional, Unsmoked Region: Misiones, Argentina Company: Mate Revolution Inc. Gourd Type Used: Ceramic Description: This was the first yerba that I purchased from a United States store after returning from my second tour in Argentina and Uruguay in Spring 2010. It was significantly cheaper than […]

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Mate Whisperings

I don’t get tired of drinking IT. IT’s sustainable. Maintainable. Free flowing. Growing. Sowing seeds. Some say IT builds electrical activity in the brain. Some say it helps wake you up. Deepens dreams. Improves the immune system. I bet IT does all of that, and more. More? Sure, infinitely more. We’re all a particle in […]

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