years ago, while traveling in Paraguay,
I noticed that everybody carried a thermos,
a cup and a little silver straw. My initial
reaction was what is up with that?
I had to know what
this was all about.
As anyone who has travelled
in Paraguay, Uraguay, Argentina or southern
Brazil knows, these are the tools of the
serious maté drinker.
Yerba maté is a tea-like
beverage consumed widely throughout South
America. It is an integral part of the
cultural life and an essential element
in the daily diet of the people of this
Once I learned of its almost
magical qualities and medicinal value,
I became a serious mate drinker.
I love yerba and
hope you will too. And, then like me,
you will drink mate for life.