Meta Mate 23 was developed after a year of extensive research together with the Beuthe University in Berlin, where different mates were analyzed for their chemical composition and subjected towards sensoric tests. It combines the Brazilian erva mate freshness with the argentinean yerba mate easy to use leafy form.
This Mate has a mild slightly bitter taste. It’s leafy cut lends to easy preparation with a gourd and mate straw for novices and it combines well with other intense artisanal mates. Due to its vacuum package and consequent freshness this mate has a higher antioxidant capacity than standard leafy Mates.
This organic certified, leafy, fresh mate from Brazil has a mild taste which makes it ideal for Mate novices or those wishing to enjoy a refreshing energizing drink. It is ideal for Terere preparations (consumed cold and combined at times with juices) as well as hot mates, and can be consumed as a tea or in the traditional way.
Its bright green color and fresh aromas are highly praised by both new and old Mate drinkers as well as those working with Yerba Mate, like Yerba Mate Bulgaria who have been selling mate for 14 years and claim that Meta Mate 23 is their best product ever.
23 is considered an auspicious number that attracts synchronicity and is a code for those who believe there are no coincidences. It alludes to the maragatos revolution of 1923 against the chimangos.
Meta Mate choosed Barao Ltda to produce this mate after it showed the best results in our Master Study on Mate quality in Germany. IT is sourced from selected forests, it is certified organic by EcoCert.
By vacuum packing the artisanal mate products from Family Gehm and Tolloti, Barao is helping Meta Mate’s efforts to recognize the value of traditional, small-scale production. This added-value brings sustainability and better ecological footprints to rural areas.
Here’s a review from Yerba Mate South Africa about this mate
Check the video below with Yerba Mate Somelier Karla Lorenz to see how to make it hot 23 in argentinean style.
This is my new favourite mate!I am hooked on the fresh mate leaves that makes me think of drinking something green,refreshing yet powerful.The vivid green colour it is also appealing to me as an artist:)
A very gook mate indeed. Fresh, grassy, and stronger than expected. As I have drank it in autumn, I have prepared it with hot water, not as tereré. It tastes better (to me) if prepared with cooler water, 60-70°C. Not for all day sipping but it stands one liter of hot water with dignity.
Been drinking mate for 5-6 years now but mostly from the “bigg-er” companies. When said company discontinued my favorites that I came to love it started a searching around period. I came to a partner site that sold this companies mate. Took a chance and ordered it. Not disappointed! The VERY powerful green taste is very present. Very green tea-ish nose with a very grassy undertone. The taste is strong peaty not smoky since it’s a fresh preparation. Very uplifting and really good energy that lasts all day! I tracked this mate back to it’s home site and ordered my first(of many I’m sure) shipment from them of some of their very special artesian produced mate. Looking forward to it!
Troy Titterington (verified owner) –
The ’23’ is a truly amazing value; it has everything: fantastic fragrance dry and wet, great mouth feel, and a wonderfully fresh, rich and alive flavour. I also think it has a very positive ‘cha qi’ or energy to it as well. I cannot think of any mate I have had in 15 years across many companies and countries that can match it for value across the board categorically — it is my new daily drinker
As others have written, this has become my ‘go-to’ yerba. Wonderful, fresh, rich, soothing, and natural flavour.
Great for hot/cold/ cold brew. You could do cool cocktails and summer refreshers
article (Ukrainian) https://volland.github.io/2018/12/metamate23.html