The History of Yerba Mate Tea (1500–2000s)

The history of yerba mate tea is quite circuitous, reaching great heights of commercial expansion and sharply plummeting to total industry collapse. Below, I’ve highlighted the major events of mate’s development from the 1500s when Europeans discovered the Guaraní Tribe of Paraná consuming mate, to Read More

Here’s How to Make Friends in Buenos Aires

The Paris of South America has been affectionately attributed to Buenos Aires, the capital city of Argentina. And after a few days there, you’ll begin to see how truly beautiful and mesmerizing Argentina can be. With a predominance of second and third generation Italian and Read More

Online Mate Circle: Yerba Mate Basics

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 Read More

2 Inspiring Yerba Mate Stories

Two yerba mate stories that show the power of Mate This week I heard two amazing yerba mate stories from a few Circle of Drink Materos on our forums. I was deeply inspired to hear how Mate is bringing about positive changes and improvements in Read More

Drinking Mate While Driving

Drinking and driving is bad. But what about our beloved mate? We can’t stop drinking this holy herb because we’re in a car. No sir! What sort of car ride would that be. A pretty boring one for a Matero. It doesn’t matter where I’m Read More

The Queen Outlawed Mate

Throughout history, there have been many attempts to ban yerba mate Yerba mate was illegal in London. Published in the 1882 Tropical Agriculturist, we hear the plea of Anglo Porteno, writing to the Editor of the British Trade Journal, fighting for the right to resume Read More

Breathe Before You Rush: How Mate is More Than a Drink

In order for me to elaborate on the topic of why Yerba Mate is so necessary today, I need to first introduce you to two people: Charles and Brad. Charles is a 34-year-old man working at the financial services firm, Goldman Sachs, as an Executive Read More

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