argentinian yerba mate (3 reviews)
We source our Argentinian Yerba Mate from an organic farm in Argentina that has been certified organic since 1993. This grade of Mate is especially made for us to contain only leaves. Often, Mate can be found in the marketplace containing both leaves and stems of the plant.
Yerba Mate (Ilex paraguariensis) is an evergreen plant of the holly family (Aquifoliaceae). The plant can reach heights of 10-12 meters, but is generally pruned at about 4-6 meters. Although the plant does produce small flowers and fruit, only the distinct oval-shaped leaves and stems are plucked for processing.
It is not bad, but does not live up to other Yerba Mates. It is a little too light and not nearly woody enough