A unique experience to learn about the traditional Argentinian Mate. You will learn how to prepare a mate, recognizing different types of herbs, their tradition, and the meaning of one of the most popular rituals in Argentina. Dynamic and playful class for all ages. You will discover how the yerba mate is processed: from harvest and drying, even until it reaches the hands of mate lovers…
Price per person on a double basis, in US dollars
Reviews 3 Reviews5/5
Vacation Style Holiday TypeCultural
Activity Level Relax
It all begins with a Guarani legend, how and where the yerba mate tree was born, probably the most romantic historical version of this iconic infusion from Argentina. Attendees will be able to see and touch 4 types of organic herbs, without TACC, aged during a period of 24 months and different grindings, as well as 2 blends made exclusively by the sommelier. You will be able to recognize a premium herb from a commercial one. You will familiarize yourself with all the necessary elements to drink mate meanwhile you deepen on some urban mate myths: Any container serves for drinking mate? What’s the best material for a mate? Is the mate dust bad? What does it mean to cure mate? Is it true that it’s a “sin” to add sugar to the mate? These are crucial questions to be answered meanwhile you prepare your first mate (cebar un primer mate)…
In order to get this done, you will use water at different temperatures and step by step the ritual to prepare ”a good mate”. You will stain your hands with yerba dust, take a handful of naturally dried yerba and bring it close to your ears to feel it crunch. . . you will gain an understanding of the most common mistakes when preparing a good mate, to become an expert! And since we love pastry and mate-matching, you will taste specially cooked delight to accompany this infusion. You will be amazed to find that yerba mate is present in different preparations.
Total duration: between 1 and 1,5 hours.
Travel dates: all year round
Blackout dates: none
Departures every day except sundays
Minimum 2 passengers. Extra cost applies for solo travelers
- Mate MasterClass, between 60 and 90 minutes with an expert
- Materials for the tasting
- Organic yerba mate aged during a period of 24 months
- Yerba mate blends made by the mate sommelier
- Pastry to accompany the tasting
- Certificate “Mate Expert” for the assistants
- Gift for the assistants: premium yerba mate blend package
- Additional personal expenses
- Air transport (national and international), optional.
- Public or private transport