What is Mate for Uruguayans?

Mate is a drink resulting from the infusion of “Yerba Mate” (dehydrated and ground leaves of Ilex Paraguariensis) and is one of the most typical and traditional cultural elements of Uruguayan society. 

Particularly in Uruguay, we drink Mate as soon as we wake up, we drink Mate when studying and working, we drink Mate when we are traveling and when we are at home. Each one of us has his/her own way of preparing it, of barking it, of flipping it, of putting the Bombilla straw. Gathering together to drink a Mate is a core part of our vision of life. Mate warms us in winter and hydrates us in summer. The Mate is our mate, is the TheBestMate!