Tag Archives: Yerba Mate

September 3, 2008
Old Mate Man– also tagged ,

“How are you doing today?” This question comes from a short, pudgy old man standing in his yard by the sidewalk, his final tufts of hair thinning as he speaks. He wears ordinary clothes, sandals that have seen better days, and only a few good teeth. His german shepherd, the size of a small bear, […]

July 29, 2008
Anthony Bourdain goes to Uruguay– also tagged , ,

The Travel channel is one of my favorite stations to flip through. I love getting to see and hear about exotic new places to go to as well as see some that I don’t think I would enjoy visiting. So I was pretty surprised when my Dad flipped on the Travel Channel to find Anthony […]

July 28, 2008
Yerba Mate Latte

I will probably never hear the end of this from my friends in Uruguay. I understand the very idea is sacrilegious, but many American’s have trouble with the gourd and bombilla. Personally I love it. I had read about making Mate in an espresso machine and we happened to have one laying about the house. […]

July 23, 2008
So What do I Need for Some Delicious Yerba Maté?– also tagged ,

Yerba maté is probably the most common food item that anyone will see in Uruguay. It seems that all Uruguayans walk around with either their maté in one hand and termo under the other arm or their matera, a normally leather bag that holds the termo, maté and yerba. Because maté is the national beverage […]

July 14, 2008
Yerba Mate: Nobleza Gaucha– also tagged ,

Nobleza Gaucha is an Argentinian brand of yerba mate. Nobleza Gaucha Sin Palo (without stems) has a strong yet smooth flavor. It lacks the smoky flavor of some other brands including Canarias. It taste more like green tea than other brands that I have tried. It has a very earthy and slightly bitter taste completely […]

July 6, 2008
10 Tips for an American in Uruguay– also tagged , , ,

I have stated this before, but will shamefully admit once again that before Sand and I left for Uruguay, I did not research about Uruguay or what it would be like.  I did read the Uruguay section in Lonely Planet, but really it just doesn’t count. Luckily for me, Sand loves to read online and researches Everything.  […]

June 11, 2008
Museums of Montevideo, Uruguay– also tagged , , ,

Museums are one of the best ways to learn about Uruguay’s history and famous artists. Most Uruguayan museums are free of charge and accommodating for non-English speakers, although they tend to be open only for sporadic hours and are not always well identified.

May 13, 2008
Marcas (Brands) of Yerba Mate: Canarias– also tagged , ,

Canarias is a strong brand of Yerba Mate. It only comes sin palo (without stems). This is currently my favorite brand yerba mate. As far as I know Canarias is an Uruguayan brand, but some of my bags have also been stamped “Producto de Brazil”.  If some one knows the answer to this dilemma, let […]

May 4, 2008
Yerba Mate: That amazing South American Tea– also tagged , , , ,

Yerba Mate is an invigorating and nutrient rich tea from South America. It is broadly enjoyed in Uruguay, Paraguay, and some parts of Argentina and Brazil. I was first introduced to mate by high school Spanish teacher. I will be the first to admit that it is an acquired taste, but so are coffee, beer, […]

May 3, 2008
Expedition Uruguay: Planning my first trip to South America.– also tagged , , , , ,

Discovery of Uruguay I discovered Uruguay through my affinity for the popular local beverage called Yerba Mate. After reading Uruguay and Montevideo through a number of blogs and articles I decided to fly there this summer. Booked Flight I booked two round trip tickets on South West airlines to Miami from Raleigh Durham International Airport […]