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Yaupon Holly Craft

Yaupon Holly Craft

  A German Gaucho is inspired from his grandfather to make Ilex Paraguariensis as craft: Ricardo Lorenz – The inspiration or The God Father – Meta Mate Brasil Growing up with Mate, Ricardo started to produce craft Mate do Alemao (German Mate) in 2005 as a hobby...

Krithika à yerba-mate – an english ode to precision

Correcting yerba-mate, erva-mate, or mate tea, attempts to educate mate drinkers about an important mistake in its linguistic history. The name yerba-mate is a neologism coined centuries ago by combining the Spanish word yerba (herb) with the Quechua mate (vessel)....

Mate Production & Consumption: Ecological Footprint

Meta Mate Berlin and the Mate e.V.  want to promote awareness about the ecological footprint of consuming mate, targeting to inform both consumers and producers of the different options. There are different sources of the mate herb, different ways of drying it in...

Acidity on Meta Meta

One of the main backlashes connected to mate is the acidity. Every person is different and some mate users might complain of gastroesophageal reflux disease. This disease is caused by the acidity, and that might differ from one kind of mate to another. On the...

23 Revolution

23 Revolution

23 is an auspicious number that attracts synchronicity and is a code for those who believe there are no coincidences. It alludes to the revolution of 1923. It is a difficult task to write about a number so complex as 23. My intentions are not to give an ulti-mate...

Yerba Mate vs Coffee – Health Benefits vs Acidity Problems

Yerba Mate vs Coffee – Health Benefits vs Acidity Problems

There is a trend towards healthier products, and many search out mate as a substitute for coffee. A typical highly acidic breakfast blend coffee might land somewhere around 4.7 PH. One of the main health problem connected to coffee is the acidity. Mate is less acidic...

Healing Herbs

Healing Herbs

Today in a global context of drinking Mate, we see the network that we have with our various mate ambassadors around the world as a cultural exchange. We share the culture of mate, connecting with the true spirit of this plant and are always eager to combine this with...

Why Argentinean Mate?

The Mate Guys made a very nice review on Argentinean Mates and raised a very important question - why is Argentina the most well-known origin of Mate? This question keeping popping up very often, and as most mate fans know, the Uruguayans are the ones with higher...

Which Mate is for you. Mate, Cuias & Bombas 101

A novice Mate drinker is often faced with many questions.  Especially, non-South Americans are often overwhelmed with the Spanish and Portuguese words that make up the Mate vocabulary….Yerba, Erva, bomba, Bombilla….What type of Mate should one drink?  What utensils...

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