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Word Taragüi in Guarani language means Corrientes — northern Argentine province, home to the Taragüi
yerba mate production. This is the most commercialy successful brand of Las Marias, parent company that also produces other yerba mate brands such as Unión,
La Merced and Mañanita.
With its unique personality, Taragüi is the leading yerba in Argentina. Since 1924 it has been cultivated, harvested and processed at its origin by true specialists. Our different varieties make it possible to enjoy all the characteristics that distinguish Taragüi.
Today you can find this yerba mate all over the word in many different forms — classic
con palo mate,
mate cocido, tea-bagged yerba mate and even all-in-one kit to start enjoying
mate right away.
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.
Literally a cooked mate in Spanish. Mate cocido is traditionally prepared by boiling
yerba mate in water, then strained and served in cups. It is a bitter tasting beverage, similar to
mate but milder, with the same stimulating and nutritional properties. It is also sold in tea-bags, so it can be prepared like tea.
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.