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.

Cooperativa Liebig
Playadito Con Palo

Playadito Con Palo

At a first glance this mate may seem like another ordinary “con palo” yerba, but it cannot be further from the truth. Playadito Con Palo boasts one of the longest durations that you can experience in the world of Argentine yerba mate, along with naturally sweet taste and long pleasant finish.


Molinos
Cruz De Malta

Cruz De Malta

It’s not a surprise that Cruz De Malta is the favorite yerba mate of many people, because it manages to deliver on all fronts. Rich and interesting taste profile, surprising and unique finish and one of the longest drinking durations of any yerba mate on the market - Cruz De Malta is a true gem that beats every other mate when prepared correctly.


Piporé
Piporé Sin Palo

Piporé Sin Palo

I like Piporé Sin Palo. It is solid and honest yerba mate that is here to do one thing - to be a trusty companion in your everyday tasks. It’s not going to be a brightest star on the shelf, it will not impress you with array of flavors. It is here to help, and it does that brilliantly. Piporé Sin Palo will always be by your side doing its job - helping to do yours.


Piporé Con Palo

Piporé Con Palo

This classical Argentinian ‘con palo’ mate is great, well-balanced and soothing. It has a pleasant smell, taste and finish, well suited for both hot and cold brewing. This was the first yerba mate that I really loved and definitely is one of my favorites. Piporé Con Palo for me will forever associate with that ‘classical Argentine’ flavor, that made me really fall in love with that beautiful drink.


Rosamonte
Rosamonte Traditional

Rosamonte Traditional

One of the most popular yerba mate products in Argentina, Rosamonte Traditional definitely deserves a permanent place on the shelf of every mate drinker. Don’t start with this mate though if you are new to this drink, let your palate evolve first. For experienced materos who for some reason haven’t tried it yet, Rosamonte Traditional is a must-try yerba mate, and getting it should be your top priority. A great showcase of Argentine yerba mate at its finest.


Taragüi
Taragüi Sin Palo

Taragüi Sin Palo

This mate is easy to recommend to people looking for strong energizing yerba mate. It is easy to recommend to people that are not familiar with traditional way of preparing yerba mate, people, who look for a healthy alternative to coffee and energy drinks, people, who want to experience the beneficial effects of this drink before diving into the cultural aspects of mate. At the same time it is hard for me to recommend Taragüi Sin Palo to the mate connoisseurs - they won’t find rich variety of flavors in this yerba mate.


Taragüi Con Palo

Taragüi Con Palo

Taragüi Con Palo is the most popular yerba mate in Argentina - and I understand why. Most of the people in Argentina don’t treat mate as something sophisticated and gourmet. For them mate is something that they are used to drink every day during work or lunch and they are looking for something that will give them all the benefits of mate but at the same time will not ‘distract’ them with bright and unusual flavors. Taragüi Con Palo is created for quick and simple drinking when the last think that you care about - is the flavor of your mate. I respect that, although I prefer more complex yerba mate.