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yerba mate is produced by “Establecimiento diez hermanos HREÑUK S.A.", a family business, found by Demetrio Hreñuk, son of Ukrainian immigrants, in 1936. In 1966 they started to sell their own yerba mate under Rosamonte brand.
Today Rosamonte is also well-known for their
aquaculture development and
high quality beef. Yerba mate, produced under Rosamonte brand, is popular not only in Argentina but in the whole world, and is famous for their trademark drying and aging methods as well as a very broad product line that will suit every
mate drinker needs.
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, paricularly 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.
Pronounced [mah-teh]. Traditional South American caffeine-rich infused drink, very popular in Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Southern Brazil (the term
chimarrão is used there more often). It is prepared by steeping dried leaves of
yerba mate in the
gourd. Sometimes the gourd itself is referred to as mate.