We love to drink Yerba Mate (obviously), and if you are here reading this, you probably do too.
However, do you think you could differentiate high quality Yerba mate from a bad quality one? Do you know what you would have to detect to know this?
We have told you in previous posts about the components of Yerba Mate. The thick leaf adds lightness to the leaf and gives balance to the finer leaves, which adds more flavor to the product. The stick is a vital element within the composition as a blend for the rest of the components. Lastly, the leaf powder is key to providing foaminess, performance and body to the infusion.
In addition, sommelier Karla Johan Lorenzo, author of “The Yerba Mate Book”, describes the process of a professional tasting: