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 yerba mate in general has a very balanced cut, that includes leaves, stems and powder — 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 yerba mate is associated with that “classical” mate flavor.