If you spent more than 20 minutes in Argentina, it’s more than likely that someone has already offered you mate. More than a national drink – and it is our national drink, according to law 26870 – it’s a national obsession.
Argentines consume more mate than beer, wine or soft drink and the average family buys a pack of yerba every 26 days. According to the National Institute of Yerba Mate, it is present in 98% of households (yes, we even have a national institute) and if you still don’t like it, chances are that you will change your mind sooner or later.
You have already but you don’t know how to prepare it? Fret not. BA went to one of the most beautiful parks in Buenos Aires to get some tips and information on how to prepare the best mate.