Yerba Mate

- What is yerba mate? -

¿What is yerba mate?

La yerba mate (Ilex Paraguariensis) is a native tree from  de la Selva Paranaense, en Sudamérica.

In the wild, this tree reaches a height of between 12 and 16 meters. To perform the harvest, the plants are pruned to a height of 3 meters.

The word derives from the Quechua “mati” meaning gourd (Lagenaria vulgaris).

yerba-queesYerba harvest is done manually. Begins in April or May, and lasts until September.

After harvesting, the tree regenerates yerba mate and produce more leaves.

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