Welcome to Matexperience


Matexperience is a resource dedicated to mate — a drink from South America. I’m here to share my knowledge but also to learn, because mate is not just a drink — it’s an experience.

My goal is to publish a lot of information about mate culture, etiquette and health effects, as well as little tips that will make somewhat tricky process of preparing and drinking mate very enjoyable and effortless. I also love to try new yerba mates from different brands so I am constantly putting up new reviews.

Make sure to check back regularly so you won’t miss new content, and I hope you will enjoy it and learn more about the healthiest and the most unique beverage on the planet!

1 Year Anniversary

1 Year Anniversary



On this day exactly one year ago — 28 July 2018 — I published the first-ever article here on Matexperience. Since then a lot of things changed, a lot of ideas were born, new friendships were made and I learned so much new about running my very own website that I wanted to kind of sum up this first 12 months and share some of my plans for the upcoming year. Continue reading...
Cruz de Malta Boldo & Menta

Cruz de Malta Boldo & Menta



This yerba mate has some big shoes to fill — Cruz de Malta is a highly popular and respectable brand in the mate world. It inevitably will be compared to their flagship, Cruz de Malta Tradicional, but it is a whole different yerba mate that I dare you to approach with an open and clean mind. It is different from its traditional brother and almost feels more Paraguayan than Argentine, and can serve as an interesting break from regular mates, especially in the hot summer days — flavored with mint and boldo, this yerba is great for both hot mate and cold tereré. Continue reading...
Nobleza Gaucha Tradicional

Nobleza Gaucha Tradicional



Soft and safe, Nobleza Gaucha Tradicional gives no reason to dislike it. Produced by the same parent company as famous and widely-loved Cruz de Malta, this mate just begs to be the one who gets introduced to novice mate drinkers. Is it enough to be on par with its more well-known cousin? Continue reading...
Taragüi Vitality

Taragüi Vitality



This yerba mate essentially is an interesting twist on Taragüi Sin Palo — same cut, same drying and aging methods, with only difference in a harvesting time, which supposed to make Taragüi Vitality even more energizing than its twin brother. The idea behind this blend stays the same, this time even more clear and obvious — complexity of taste is sacrificed for a stronger effect. But is it different enough to justify its own name and package? Continue reading...