Welcome to Matexperience! I am very excited to have you here on this website. Join me in a never ending journey of exploring yerba mate, sharing the passion for it and exchanging our experiences.
Yerba mate (pronounced [YER-bah MAH-teh], or [SHER-bah MAH-teh] in Rioplatense Spanish) is a very potent holly plant native to South America, that is used to make an infused drink called mate. But it is more than just a drink — it’s an experience. Mate is about sharing and bringing people together, unleashing inner creativity, making a person more focused and relaxed at the same time.
It is a truly one of a kind experience — mate can be enjoyed both in a very social setting or during intimate profound moments. Mate is beyond borders and cultures; it breaks barriers between people. Mate makes you a thinker, a person of patience; it slows you down and lets you enjoy the moment.
Yerba mate is not well known outside of South America, so the goal of Matexperience is to shed more light on that culture, etiquette and effects of mate on the body and mind, helping people navigate a vast world of yerba mate brands and accessories, as well as mastering the art of preparing and drinking mate, to make it more enjoyable and effortless. No matter if you found out about mate yesterday or have been drinking it daily for your whole life, I hope you will find something interesting here!
What to read on Matexperience
If it’s your first time here, let me give you a quick tour on how to navigate the website and what content you can expect to see here.
Have you recently discovered mate? Does it still look exotic and mysterious to you? Head over to the Education section where I publish guides, tutorials and answer frequently asked questions about yerba mate. Hopefully, even if you’re an experienced cebador you can still find some useful tip or trick there that will make your mate more enjoyable!
Having trouble with some of the yerba mate lingo? Check out the Glossary where you can find the definitions and explanations of the most common terms related to yerba mate that you may find here or elsewhere. Also, when you see a word or collocation with a dotted underline, click on it to get an instant definition from the glossary without leaving the page!
If you’re in a search for some new yerba mate to try — head over to the Reviews section where I write my detailed yerba mate reviews and link to the top places online where you can find those yerbas at the best prices.
My reviews are grouped by the type of yerba mate, i.e. Argentine or Uruguayan, and you can also use a floating Brands button at the lower right corner of your screen to pick reviews of yerba mates from a particular manufacturer, as well as to learn some of their history and background.
If you’re interested in the cultural aspect of yerba mate, check out the Insights section. The purpose of content there is to inspire you with editorial ideas, personal stories and conversations with people all over the world, as well as provide news from the yerba mate industry and explore mate as a hobby that brings people together.
By the way, do you have a personal story related to mate? What was your first-time experience? Maybe mate motivated you to change your life or you have a cool little tip or advice? Would you like to get featured on Matexperience? Write your story and let’s get you published!
Last, but not least, don’t miss out on the Blog section to stay updated on the new features added to the website, important announcements and yearly roundups.
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If you, like me, enjoy the visual side of this hobby, the yerba mate community on Instagram is very active. There are tons of great photos and videos under hashtag #matexperience that I absolutely love and try to share and repost on our Instagram page, so chime in and tag @matexperience to get featured! Sometimes I also share some behind the scenes stuff about upcoming content, so give us a follow if you’re already using Instagram.
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If you’re into Pinterest then I am sure that you’ll like our Pinterest page. I don’t pin stuff oftenly, but I still try to maintain topical boards, like this Yerba Mate Reviews board where I pin all the awesome reviews that I stumble upon while browsing the web.
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