FAQ

What's in the Yerba Mate?

Yerba Mate contains caffeine, vitamins (A,B,C,D,E), minerals (magnesium, iron, sodium, manganese, calcium, fosfate) and polyphenols.

What are the effects of Yerba Mate?

Yerba Mate has a stimulating effect on body and mind. It also boosts the immune system and helps to eliminate bad cholesterol.

How long does the stimulating effect last?

It depends on the quantity consumed. But the stimulating effect usually lasts for approximately    3 hours   and has a smooth power effect.

Is it matcha tea?

No, it can be confused because the terminology of the words is close. However, Yerba Mate and Matcha are two very particular types of infusion that are not linked. 

Where does your Yerba Mate come from?

From an Argentinian cooperative that has been a pioneer for years in the cultivation of Yerba  Mate. 

How do you export it?

By boat and then by truck. In Barcelona, we are developing a short and CO2 emission-free route via bicycle delivery.

How can you have less bitterness in your Yerba Mate?

The composition of the Yerba  Mate and the container has a strong influence. But also the temperature of the water, the infusion time, the number of times infused, the addition of flavours are  important factors.

How do I take care of my Mate gourd?

Protect the gourd in a bag, be careful not to scratch the bottom too energetically. Always dry the calabash, thinking of airing it. Not washing it in the dishwasher. You are always welcome to ask us advice !

How do I take care of my bombilla?

Once a month, wash it for 30 minutes with bicarbonate of soda in boiling water. 

How do I wash my mate gourd?

Empty the used yerba mate and then rinse the gourd with water. Let it dry by letting it aerate.

Is the cold mate (terere) as stimulating as the warm version?

It releases fewer antioxidants than hot water because the infusion is less powerful but still stimulating and refreshing.

Can the Yerba Mate be reused the next day?

Yes the yerba mate can be reused, but its taste and virtues will be less pronounced.

How long can I keep my Yerba Mate after opening?

It can converse for 2 years, in a dry place protected from light. 

How do I best preserve my Yerba Mate ?

Keep the bag tightly closed and store in a dry place protected from light.

What to do with the Yerba Mate used?

It can be reused to make compost.