Let's look inside Yerba mate's production!

Stephan Blazevski

Yerba mate is a very specific plant to grow, and these are the steps to ensure it's good quality:

                                                                                photo by: Pato Parodi

1. Nursery
Millions of plants are grown in the nursery, so the best specimens have to be selected to keep the Yerba mate quality.

After 6 months these plants are moved to the field where they are taken care of to grow healthy.

3. Harvest
The harvesting process is a combination of technology and tradition, so leaves must be harvested at the perfect time when they are ripe.

4. Drying
The harvested leaves are exposed to heat to prevent fermentation and oxidation. Then the crushing process starts. When the leaves are all crushed you get toasted Yerba mate.

5. Aging
The characteristic flavor, aroma of the type of mate is defined by the aging process of the leaves.

6. Milling
The process of the yerba mate production is completed in the mill. The Yerba mate is treated to its type: the way is harvested, when was it planted, etc.
Different parts of the plant are mixed depending on the brand of the mate.

                                                                  photo by: Arturo Salcido Hernandez

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