Yerba Mate Glossary

Selección especial

Special selection in Spanish. When yerba mate is branded as selección especial it usually means that leaves and plant material are carefully selected before being used to produce such yerba mate. That, oftenly combined with longer aging process, results in yerba mate that has very rich taste compared to the regular yerba mate from same manufacturer.

Short duration

See duration. Short duration means that yerba mate can take less than 15 refills before it becomes lavado.

Sin palo

Without stems in Spanish. Type of yerba mate cut which is characterized by lack of stems, or palos in Spanish. Usually more strong and bitter than con palo cut. Very popular in Uruguay.