Milonga Yerba Mate is a tree comprised of many roots. Founders Samer and Shadi Atassi decided to create something new. Something unique.
Father Samer Atassi was born in the Middle East and migrated to Argentina with his family when he was only 1 year old. Growing up in a “matero” society, he was around this ever-growing leaf since he was a toddler but never really indulged in the mate culture. Fast forward a couple years. Boy meets girl, they fall in love, and they migrate to the US.
Fast forward a couple more decades, his son Shadi moves to Argentina to pursue a professional soccer career. Constantly around mate in every locker room, plaza, park, and kitchen in the country, he finds a growing interest in this herbal wonder. His curiosity molds into a passion for yerba mate. One thing leads to another, and before they know it, father & son come up with an idea.