I haven’t forgotten about my beloved Yerba Mate. Sales at the local health food store have been brisk. I just ordered three kilos myself from Gran Tangolandia which has the best selection and prices I know. Tip: Don’t buy yerba mate at a health food store, go to an Argentinian or South American import store instead.
I got back on my Mate buzz when this month’s Utne Reader highlighted Yerba Mate. I’ve also found it poppng up in fine art and trendy cocktails. Could Yerba be on the verge of a Tipping Point? Gee, I hope so.