Yerba Mate Glossary


Spanish adjective which means washed. Used as a term to point out that all the flavors “washed away” from mate and it becomes tasteless. The more refills yerba mate can take before becoming lavado, the longer duration it has.

Light body

See body. Light body means that the mate feels weightless, light and watery in the mouth.

Long duration

See duration. Long duration means that yerba mate can take 25 and more refills before it becomes lavado.