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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.
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.
Pronounced [yer-bah mah-teh] (or [sher-bah mah-teh] in Rioplatense Spanish). Also known as Ilex paraguariensis, a holly plant natively grown in South America, particularly in Northern Argentina, Paraguay and Southern Brazil (the term erva mate is used there more often). Yerba mate is used to make a beverage known as mate in Spanish, or chimarrão in Portugese. Oftenly, the term yerba mate is used to describe not only a plant, but also a final product of grinding, drying and aging the plant. Wikipedia article
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.
Stems in Spanish. Palos are one of the optional components of yerba mate cut and come from ground stems of the plant. Stems add lightness, woodiness and sweetness to mate. Yerba mate cut that contains stems is called con palo and yerba mate cut that doesn’t contain stems is called sin palo.