Countryside in Spanish. When yerba mate is branded as campo it usually means that it was grown on the plains and plantations. This ensures that yerba mate is more exposed to sun and winds.
Yerba canchada is the green leaf of yerba mate that has undergone the process drying and is roughly crushed. At this stage yerba mate can be exported and transported to the milling facilities for further grinding and ageing.
South American tree, also known as algarrobo, also known as Prosopis alba. Carob wood is a popular material for gourds because its naturally sweet, fragrant and piney wood contributes to the flavor of mate.
From Spanish verb cebar — prime or make. Cebador is the person who prepares the mate. When people gather in circle to drink mate, cebador is the one who prepares mate, hands it to one of the person in group, receives mate back, refills it and hands it to another person.
Compound in Spanish. Another word for a yerba mate blend. Yerba mate marked as compuesta comes with added herbs, like mint and lemongrass, or even with something like orange zest and green tea.
Process of adapting a new calabash or wooden gourd to mate. Curing of calabash gourd happens when it is filled with yerba mate and hot water to infuse walls of the gourd with mate, which seales little pores and cracks in walls, and also helps to loosen and get rid of the natural debris that are left from calabash hollowing. Curing of wooden gourd happens when it is cared with oils that make wood more elastic and prevent it from cracking.