Yuyo – a Latin American term for wild plant or untamed interloper, was set up by Rosie and Charles, a hispanist and biochemist who went in search of adventure across South America. Rosie and Charles threw themselves into the sights, sounds and smells of Latin life, from the heady Caribbean coast of Panama all the way to Paraguay, where they sampled their first gourd of Mate. This South American super herb became a part of their world as they exchanged stories over Mate with new friends they encountered on their journey.
The Yuyo brand is now owned by Meta Mate, who source the Mate used for the blends.
This Raw Mate is truly a unique product. It has some of the highest nutritional content you will find in any Mate, and its smooth, earthy flavour is hard to beat.
The leaves used in this Mate are picked by hand from trees grown in protected forests. This causes no damage to the trees and ensures sustainable Yerba Mate production. Uniquely among other Mates, Raw Mate’s drying process uses very low temperatures (no higher than 45°C). This results in a gentle flavour with absolutely no bitterness, and conserves the high level of vitamins and minerals found in Mate tea.
MM 23 Fresh
Meta Mate‘s organic certified, fresh Yerba Mate from Brazil has a mild taste with a subtle bitterness to it.
It has the fresh green colour of a powdery Brazilian Mate (or chimarrão) and the leafy cut typical of Argentinian Mates. This results in a Mate which is easy to prepare and will not clog in a bombilla, perfect for beginners!
23 Fresh Mate is vacuum packed while still fresh. If you’re used to Mates which have been stored for long periods of time, you really will notice the difference. Its brilliant freshness, in colour, aroma and flavour, brings the Mate drinker right back to the forests of Brazil.
MM 42 Roasted
Meta Mate‘s organic certified Mate from Brazil is roasted in a similar manner to coffee. This results in a dark brown Mate with a distinctive malty, nutty flavour.
42 Roasted Mate is perfect for those looking for an alternative to coffee. You can prepare it in a french press, or even in a filter coffee machine. If doing so, we recommend you grind the leafy cut Mate in a coffee grinder first. You can drink it black or add milk and/or sugar to taste. You can even drink it iced. Perfect for a hot summer’s day!
42 Roasted Mate is certified organic by EcoCert, recognised by both the EU and USDA.