Our mate tea tastes strong and wonderfully spicy. The infusion from the leaves of the mate tree has a natural caffeine content. For a long time mate was known only in South America, but is now popular here as well. The stimulating Argentinean national drink is traditionally drunk, even by ‘gauchos’ on horseback, from a hollowed-out calabash. But the invigorating tea from the primeval forest of the Paraná Basin can be enjoyed from European cups as well.