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Mate in the Metro

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Mate has had some good press recently. It appeared in an article in the Guardian not that long ago where England defender Eric Dier boasted its benefits – Here’s another great example of Mate in recent press: What is yerba mate tea and should I be drinking it? OK…it’s more than a year old, but I just came across it now. Again, the issue of what to call it crops up (‘yerba mate tea’

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How to prepare a Mate

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There are actually many different ways you can go about preparing a Mate. It depends on the shape and size of your gourd or cuia, the type of Mate you are using (powdery or leafy), and also on personal preference. Here at Meta Mate UK we have set out some instructions for one way to prepare a Mate. This technique is primarily for preparing chimarraão, the style typical of Southern Brazil. Click on the link

“I Like Mate without Child Labour”

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There’s no shying away from some big problems within the Mate industry. “I like Mate without child labor” is a documentary produced by the media company Posibl. and recently brought before the Argentine Senate. It was the product of a campaign launched by Patricia Ocampo and Jorge Kordi. The documentary aimed to expose the poverty that afflicts the “tareferos,” or pickers of mate, the source of Argentina’s national drink. A Dream for Misiones Members of

Terminology – Mate tea, Yerba mate, erva??

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In short, none of the above!  Ilex paraguariensis is actually a tree. It’s not an herb (Yerba in Spanish) and it has nothing to do with the tea plant (Camellia Sinensis). In can all get a bit confusing really Luckily though, Krithika from Meta Mate in Berlin has written a detailed article about it aiming to educate Mate drinkers about an important mistake in its linguistic history. To read the article in full, follow the

Soluble Mate

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COMING SOON!!   Soluble Raw Mate to enhance high energy performance. Mate’s sustainable energy is no secret for those who train in vigorous sports activities.  From Football players to Olympic Gymnasts, a number of athletes attest to the natural energizing effects from drinking Mate. Cristiane Manfé Pagliosa, who is currently doing her PhD in the area of Lipids, antioxidants and atherosclerosis in the Department of Food Science at UFSC, Brazil was motivated to create a

RAW Mate

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Meta Mate Raw – the energising superfood Vancouver Health Coach Suzanne Zilkowsky notes that Mate is ‘a traditional source of health and energy. ‘ 50 Years ago, long before the word ‘superfood’ was coined, the Pasteur Institute and Paris Medical Association claimed that “it is difficult to find a plant in any area of the world equal to Mate in nutritional value”, and that it contained “practically all of the vitamins necessary to sustain life”.