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Tolotti’s Forno – Moonshine Mate 2017

4.75 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)

5,0015,00

2017 Harvest PRE-SALE.  A rich smokey mate with a melodious note made by a family of Italian descent.

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Product Description

carijoThis erva is produced near Palmera das Missioes, the former Brasilian capital of mate, and dried in a unique way invented by Mr. Tolloti, a musician of Italian origin living in Boi Preto (Black Ox).   Tolloti’s creation, nicknamed the Forno (oven) – hence the name Tolloti’s Forno – is a cross between a barbaqua and carijo.

Additional images and information about Tolatti can be found in our Mate do Brasileiro’s report.

Although he uses common woods to dry mate from leaves collected in the region, Tolloti’s special sapeco and drying techniques and his native Palmeira hands, impregnate this erva with  a rich smokey character, a silky cut and is one of the finest tasting mates that we have had.

Palmeira  was renowned for having the best mate in the Pampas before the Brasilian Mate industry in the 1980’s started to import cheaper mate saplings from Argentina, which affected the taste of the native erva.  Adhering to tradition,  Mr. Tolloti also pounds the erva on a wooden “Soque” Pounding Mill connected on a water wheel turned by the river.   He is very particular about the sapeco of his erva and only him and his father are allowed to handle the mate leaves with fire.   Tolloti belongs to a handful of mate harvesters who are still production mate in resistance according to tradition.  Tolloti’s Erva is a finely ground, rich, unique and complex drink for one who enjoys a smoked treat.

The Family Toloti prides itself in producing Erva in a traditional way in the region of Palmeira

The Family Toloti prides itself in producing Erva in a traditional way in the region of Palmeira

The entire process is made without electricity, this waterwheel provides power for the mill to crush the leaves into a very fine powder.

The entire process is made without electricity, this waterwheel provides power for the mill to crush the leaves into a very fine powder.

mate antique mill

This antique mill has been pounding mate since the times when Palmeira was the Mate capital of the world, today very few such traditional mills still exist.

Toloti's secret is his oven. This impregnates his mate with a special smokey flavour.

Toloti’s secret is his oven. This impregnates his mate with a special smokey flavour.

Unlike our other artisanal mates that are vaccum packed, Toloti's mate comes in the original paper packaging that they sell mate on the local market with. The mate thus ages slightly with the passing months.

Unlike our other artisanal mates that are vacuum packed, Toloti’s mate comes in the original paper packaging that they sell mate on the local market with. The mate thus ages slightly with the passing months.

Additional Information

Weight1 kg
Quantity

1 kg, 100g, 500g

4 reviews for Tolotti’s Forno – Moonshine Mate 2017

  1. 4 out of 5

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    Tolati’s Forno is a great mate! It’s the traditional kind of powdery, Brazilian mate that you would expect. When I drank it, though, it reminded me of my many camping trips with my family and sitting by the campfire while in my youth. It has a very unique smokey, woody taste that you will only find with this specific kind of erva. I highly recommend for those people looking to expand their erva mate pallate, as well as have a new experience with mate! You can’t go wrong with this mate. Salud!

  2. 5 out of 5

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    I drink meta – mate Tolatis Forno Carijo today… oh well! The smell of Russian bathhouse on birch wood, the smell of sagebrush steppe … Very pleasant, mild smoked taste of herbs, sweet gum of hardwood forest. Creates a positive mood, fills the heart with warmth and kindness. Love you all! A bit more and I will cry because of happiness.

  3. 5 out of 5

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    Meta Mate Moida Fine is something else! A rich lasting smokey flavour that puts a smile on my face with every drink. An absolute must try for those who have not come across an artisan produced mate before, Tolotti I salute you!

  4. 5 out of 5

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    Your products are more expensive than I used to drink, but I’ve realised that I don’t save it out, put as much as I want to cuia, drink every day etc. and the pack does not end, It lasts for long time. Much longer than Mate I drunk before.
    So it is not as expensive as it may appear at first. And taste and effect are miraculous. Even my husband starts to remind me at weekends to make mate for him, so he is at best way to become addicted :

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