Piporé Despalada (without stems): A Strong and Sturdy Yerba

Piporé — 3.95 of 5 palos — reviewed 8/18/2012 Type: Despalada (no palos) Region: Santo Pipó, Misiones, Argentina Gourd Type: Wooden Description of Pipore  Despalada Yerba Mate This despalada version of Piporé shows less sweetness and roundness of taste than it’s Traditional counterpart. Without the palos, Read More

The Trustworthy Yerba: Piporé

Piporé — 3.90 of 5 palos — reviewed 7/26/2012 Type: Traditional (with stems) Region: Santo Pipó, Misiones, Argentina Gourd Type: Wooden Description of Pipore Yerba Mate This traditional Argentine yerba is buttery smooth, with a clean, consistent taste. Softly spoken with bready undertones overlaid with Read More

Meta Mate Traditional

Meta Mate — 3.60 of 5 palos — reviewed 7/16/2012 Type: Traditional, con palos. February 2012 Harvest. Region: Brazil Reviewed with: Ceramic Gourd Description This Brazilian yerba (aka erva mate) is smoked with mate wood, showing a strong smoky and charcoal character. I feel like Read More

Aviva Wild Harvest Yerba Mate Review

I got the chance to review Aviva’s Wild Harvest Yerba Mate. Watch the video below where I shared my experience. Read More

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 of Pajarito Yerba Mate The most well-known of the Paraguayan yerbas, Pajarito is a solid, reliable, and tasty mate. With over 50 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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