photo by: Mitch Altman
Yerba Mate, consumed for centuries is one of kind beverage with its main origin from Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay.
Each of its country origins has its own distinct type/blend of Yerba Mate that we're going to look through in this article.
1. Argentinian Yerba Mate
As the global second-largest producer of Yerba Mate, the Argentinian type of Yerba Mate is considered as the best one because it contains each part of the plant including leaves, stems, and the powder. The taste varies, it can be stronger or lighter.
2. Paraguayan Yerba Mate
This type of Yerba contains a good amount of powder, and medium-cut leaves (small to medium). Its taste can be from sweet to bitter or even sour. This type of Yerba Mate outstands other others because of its way of preparation, instead of using hot water, Paraguayan Yerba Mate prepares with cold water, also known as Tereré.
3. Uruguayan Yerba Mate
This type of Yerba Mate contains mostly powder and a small Yerba Mate leaves, easily leading the bombilla to clog. Its taste is quite strong and creamy because of the powdery consistency.