The LEAFY CUT & AFTER FROST NIGHT MOON SHINE HARVEST!
We always try to do the best mate possible, and great Mate in Rio Grande do Sul can only be harvest after the First Frost when the “Carijo” time starts. Unfortunately our main harvest was done in Mai, and this year at the full moon the temperatures were still above 0 degrees.
So discussing with Yerba Mate Bulgarien, Mr. Veselin, a Mate Elder Master together Fabricio they decided to do a second harvest. Fabricio asked the Gehms to once try to harvest in the night and do the sapeco on the coldest fresh air. This time leafy, and thanks to the Gehm brothers it was done in the night. So we had all the conditions to the best mate possible. It came a big surprise, in all his years of making mate, Vilsom Gehm has never experienced a sapeco like this.
The leafy Moonshine Harvest 2016 is a premier that remember histories of his grand parents. Thanks to Ana Paula from Barao it was packed Vacuum 1 day after production and send just after to PMB in the USA where we could try it. I, Fabricio did not drink so many Mates but must say I was taken aback, It is the very first sweet Mate I have ever tried. It has honey notes. We requested more details. Vilson said It was used a part of the forest with elder trees that are not harvest very often. And the wood used for this June Moon Shine mate very precious again. The wood for the Sapeco was Cabreúva with Illex Paraguaienses branches and a little Pitanga (red berrys wood) for the taste. The Drying process was with 80% Cabriuva and a little Guavirova.
This is the most precious Mate we have done. It was only 80 kgs and they are going to Berlin. We will price it the 100 Grams for the very same 5€ for everybody to have a chance to try, but the 1/2 Kg we suggest to End Consumer for 23 €, same price than the 1 KG Powdery, by that trying to find a sustainable way to support the do Canto Family to get a full payment and make more research and development to push forword the frontiers of the best mate possible.
Below Is the general information about the Moonshine Harvest 2016:
Our harvest for the year is in the harbour and on its way to Berlin. Collected by the Families Gehm and do Canto from the forests of Seberi, under the full moon in the coldest winter that the Mate growing region has experienced in decades, this mate has the potential to bring mate making and drinking to a new level.
The myths speak of harvesting in the night under the full moon, due to the abundance of
sap in the plant, the purity of the oxygen surrounding it and the enhanced properties of self-awareness that the plant posesses in this stage. This tradition, has however, been lost. The Powdery Mate was harvested in Mai Full Moon before the Sun Rise. But at that time we still did not have the first night frost. Please Read about details on it below.
The Mate was smoked with the aromatic Cabriuva
wood as we
ll as the Pitanga, a folkloric medicine against stomache problems. as well as guaviroba, a traditional wood used for musical instruments. It was then pounded into a fine powder in a mill made of anjico, a wood that is often used to treat the flu.
400kg of Moida Fina was harvested under the Junefull moon and then 80 kg of Moida Grossa were harvested under the next full moon and we are all eagerly awaiting the arrival.