Yerba Mate | Kalmateh

Mate Glossary

Amargo

Means "bitter" with no additives such as sweetener, milk, etc.It is mate in it's purest form.

Bombilla

Stainless steel metal straw with the filter at the end that is used to drink to mate out of a gourd.

Dulce

When the mate or thermos gets sweetened with sugar, stevia milk etc.

Lavado

Washed out mate after many cycles of drinking it.

Mate Gourd

Hollowed cup where the yerba mate is put into as well as the straw.

Mate

An infusion prepared by steeping the dried yerba mate leaves in the gourd with near boiling water.

Thermos

Vessel that carries the hot water to pour into the gourd, and keeps it hot for up to 18 hours.

Terere

Infusion of Yerba Mate traditionally from Paraguay that is prepared with cold water and ice instead of hot water.

Yerba

Dried leaves of the Holly plant grown in South America filled with a multitude of benefits.