Mate is a big part of culture in Argentina. Despite the fact that mate is drank all over the country, it is grown and produced only in two northern provinces of Argentina - Corrientes and Misiones. Argentine people love their hot mate and prefer to drink it traditionally - out of calabash gourd or using vessels made out of palo santo wood or algarrobo wood.
Argentine yerba mate in general has a very balanced cut, that includes hojas, palos and polvo - so called con palo. Some of the producers also make versions without stems and much less powder, so called despalada or sin palo.
Argentina is only second largest producer of yerba mate after Brazil, but for the majority of yerba mate lovers all over the world Argentine mate is associated with that “classical” mate flavor.