Amanda Yerba Mate Review – A Classic from Argentina

Argentina is a country where yerba mate tea is a very popular beverage and it’s also home for some of the best mate brands. Amanda yerba mate has been produced for more than 90 years and it is a well-known traditional Argentinian mate brand. With its smooth taste and balanced energizing effect, it makes a refreshing infusion that I like to start my day with, and keep on sipping it throughout the day!

The package of Amanda yerba mate features a simple design of red and white with some black letters and gold in it. I can recommend it to anyone who enjoys the typical Argentinian mate. It is also a good option for beginning mate drinkers.

Amanda Yerba Mate

  • Price: click here to check price on Amazon
  • Amount: 2.2 lbs (1 kilo)
  • Type: Traditional Yerba Mate
  • Taste: Smooth, Woody, Sweet
  • Origin: Misiones, Argentina
  • Recommended for: All materos, beginner and experienced

Background

Amanda yerba mate is cultivated in Misiones, Argentina by La Cachuera S.A. The story of the company began with Polish immigrants who started a family farm in the area. This mate is the oldest cultivated yerba mate in Argentina and has been produced by subsequent generations of the Szychowski family.

La Cachuera is a company aiming to offer high-quality products and maintaining ecological balance. To achieve these goals, they use organic fertilizers in combination with new technology and strict quality control. In addition to yerba mate tea, the company also farms rice.

This yerba mate is very popular in Argentina, and they also operate several mate bars across the country. Amanda mate is also being exported to several countries all over the world.

Read this article to learn more about the yerba mate culture in Argentina.

Cut

Amanda yerba mate has a classic Argentinian cut. It is a balanced mix of medium-sized and finely-cut green leaves, stems of different sizes, and some dust. You can use almost any kind of bombilla with this mate, as the cut is not too fine or dusty.

amanda yerba mate cut
Amanda yerba mate has traditional cut including leaves and some sticks

Preparation

The best temperature for preparing Amanda yerba mate is about 160°F (70 °C). It features a medium-lasting cycle, meaning that you can refill your gourd about 10 times before it loses its taste. If you need more instructions with brewing your mate tea, check out this article.

Aroma and Taste

The aroma of Amanda yerba mate is a nice and fresh mixture of woody, sweet and earthy notes. After smelling it, I feel like preparing some right away!

This yerba mate has a taste of traditional Argentinian mate: it’s smooth, woody, and surprisingly sweet. Its production process does not include smoking, so there are no carcinogens or smoky flavors in it. Compared to many other mates, its taste is milder and less bitter. I like the simple and refreshing taste of this mate. After drinking some of it, I always feel like having a bit more, and then more, and maybe one more refill…

Here is a great video that shows how to prepare yerba mate tea the Argentinian way:

Effect

The energy boost that you get from this mate tea is quite strong, but not too overwhelming. I often start sipping it in the morning and it makes me feel energetic, focused, and inspired. This kind of balanced effect is great for almost any activity: going jogging or doing some other form of exercise, working with a computer, doing some household chores, or just reading a book.

Amanda Yerba Mate Review

Amanda yerba mate is a smooth traditional mate from Argentina. It has a pleasant and relatively mild flavor that is not very bitter. This makes it an excellent choice for beginners and more experiences materos alike. Go ahead and give it a try!

You can get your Amanda yerba mate tea from Amazon:

Have you already tried Amanda yerba mate? Please share your experience and post a comment below.

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2 thoughts on “Amanda Yerba Mate Review – A Classic from Argentina”

  1. I’m looking to try Yerba Mate for the first time and this Amanda variety sounds like a good place to start. I like the idea that it is not too bitter, which could be a bit much for a beginner! The video is very useful to get an idea of what is involved. It’s a unique procedure I think. Thank you for the useful post.

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