Yerba Mate has been used for a very long time in teas and drinks.
The origins of yerba mate come from the Guaraní natives, who used its leaves as a drink, cult and currency in their exchanges with other prehistoric cultures. They were responsible for yerba mate was known in the civilized world.
The history of yerba mate, that stretches back to Paraguay, is marked by a rapid expansion in harvest and consumption in the Spanish South American colonies but also by its difficult domestication process, which even if discovered in the mid 17th century had to be rediscovered later when production was industrialized around 1900.
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