Poll Yerba Mate

Yerba Mate Brand

  • Rosamonte

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Cruz de Malta

    Votes: 16 32.0%
  • Amanda

    Votes: 10 20.0%
  • CBSé

    Votes: 4 8.0%
  • Nobleza Gaucha

    Votes: 7 14.0%
  • Taragui

    Votes: 5 10.0%
  • Cachmate

    Votes: 7 14.0%
  • La Merced

    Votes: 2 4.0%
  • Other

    Votes: 1 2.0%
  • Don't drink it

    Votes: 5 10.0%

  • Total voters


Mar 2, 2010
There is a tread about this, but it is not possible to insert a poll in an existing tread, therefore a new one.

It would be interesting to see what the yerba brand preferences are, and how many that actually drinks it. The poll is limited to 10 options, so not all can be included, but it is of course possible to submit by posting the missing. any takers?
Okay, so these are the ones that I have in my cupboard right now but to be honest, I will often buy a different brand out of curiosity and I'm always interested in sampling whatever my friends are drinking.
I don't drink mate, but local connoisseurs swear by yerba Canarias. Found everywhere in Uruguay, and in a few BA supermarkets. I take about thirty half-kilo packages every time I return to BA - they make great gifts.
I get mine (and my family, friends,etc) from a cooperative of producers (Aguantadora) from Montecarlo. Misiones.
It is super good, it gives you no acidity at all.
It is sold in some markets here, I believe.
Amanda has been my favorite so far. My wife and I also like CBSé Naranja.
Tranquera, when it was first released was good. Now it it sux.

Playadito, it softear ideal for "tereré" (cold mate).

Rosamonte and Amanda are the ones I buy. La Merced is the same as Taragui but without that much dust.

The real deal is to find some stationed "yerba".
I love the Cachemate in the pink package with "digestive hebs" and the Kraus 'Silvestre' found in Dieteticas and is supposedly "un producto de Agricultura sustentable." I just recently started drinking mate with the herb blends and I love it.
Just like Henry, I'm going to recommend that you try to buy from a coop. In this case, it's Titrayju (Tierra Trabajo, y Justicia) that has a fine product in "Yemico". Its not mild, but because it's dried over hot coals (not under a lamp, if I've got my facts straight), it doesn't upset your stomach (cause acidity).

The real reason I would buy the product, though, is because you can help to redistribute wealth in Argentina (you know, what Jesus would be all about). I would never give one more cent to the makers of Rosamonte (and I think they make other brands), and here is why:

In 2001 a kilo of Rosamonte cost 1.75, but by 2005 (I think) they had virtually tripled the price of their product. Can anybody explain why a company —that sells probably 93% of what it produces on the local market— would have to keep its prices stable in dollars? If memory serves, they were the first manufacturer whose price tripled after the 2001 devaluation. And, if it wasn't the first, it was certainly a FULL TWO YEARS AHEAD of most other supermarket prodcuts.

¡Abajo la mentalidad de la oligarquía! I'm sure they are nice people and all, but let's not support such ruthless capitalist practices (unless you agree with them, in which case please continue thinking that the world is a great place to live in). Finally, I think it's been documented that the people who harvest yerba mate are still working under 18th century plantation-like conditions.

To get Yemico delivered to your doorstep, order at least 4 kilos (give some away if four is too much). The number in Bs As is 4958- 0679. If you happen not to like it, please buy another non-corporate brand. I've been drinking it about 3 years and of about 15 Argentines I've recommended it to, 2 didn't like it (one of whom, after several other excuses, wound up telling me it was her teenage son who didn't like it ¡Cualquiera!).