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 Read More

Yerba Mate in NYC with new & old friends

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 Read More

How Poland got its hands on Yerba Mate

The history of yerba mate in Poland I recently stumbled upon a picture of a Polish guy drinking some Mate. I posted a comment, and this began my informal interview with a Polish Mate drinker by the name of Sebastian.   Sebastian: Hi Matt. Thanks Read More

Yerba Mate NYC: The Social Catalyst

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 Read More

Reflections of Mate

Mate isn’t a drink… Okay, fine. It’s a liquid that you put in your mouth. But it’s not a drink. In this country [Argentina] nobody drinks mate when they’re thirsty. It’s more of a habit, like itching. Mate is the exact opposite of television: it Read More

Why do I drink Mate?

“What is this ‘magical’ drink that you talk about all of the time, Matt?” “Does it get you…high?” “Is it healthy for you?” “I heard that this is linked to cancer, I don’t want cancer!” These are just a few of the various questions that Read More

Sex & Mate

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 Read More

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