Last year, my sister went to Argentina and brought back two packages of Mate, three gourds and bombillas, and a Mate history book. I forgot their names, but I loved it all as soon as I tasted it, with the exception of the added sweetener in one of them.
Since then, I have moved to Oregon and have been trying whatever Mate I could get my hands on.
I would consider myself a beginner, but my taste is not. I like bold, bitter, and strong Mates.
I like and agree with the video, The Maté Factor Fresh Green Yerba Mate Review, especially the part about the “feel” of a Mate.
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