Amargo - “Mate Amargo” means yerba mate that has no additives, such as sugar, agave, honey, lemon, milk, etc.
Algarrobo - A common type of wood, aka carob, used to make yerba mate gourds in Argentina.
Bombilla - The filtered straw used to sip yerba mate.
Çapó - Guarana stick, grated into water.
Cebador - The person who prepares the mate in a
Chimarrão - Brazilian term meaning yerba mate prepared in hot water without sugar.
Dulce - Maté dulce means sugar has been added to the yerba mate. Sugar is usually added before the hot water is added.
Fábrico - Term used to describe the various stages of processing of guarana by the Satere-Mawe
Gaucho - Gaucho mate is yerba mate that is common in Brazil and Uruguay, and uses very strong, often powdery, yerba mate cuts.
Guarani - a member of an American Indian people of Paraguay and adjacent regions. This also refers to the language spoken by this population, which consists of over 3 million speakers.
Guayusa - Refers to the plant Ilex
Jicara - Spanish for the cups which cacao was drunk from.
Lavado - Spanish for “wash”, used in reference to yerba mate meaning the brew has become watery and needs to be replaced with new leaves. “The mate is
Maté - (also called
Matero - Yerba mate enthusiast
Mineros - Meaning “mine workers”. This referred to early yerba mate harvesters in Paraguay, due to yerba mate being classified as a mineral during that time for economic reasons.
Molinillo - Utensil with a ribbed head, on a straight handle, used to form the foam in cacao beverages.
Palos - Small white twigs included in some yerba mate to enhance its flavor, providing added sweetness, and adds smooth flavor to the mate.
Palo santo - Bulnesia
Pirarucu - Arapaima
Polvo - Meaning powder. This refers to the dust contained in Yerba mate preparations. Many companies will remove this dust, however in a small amount, this
Ramas - Brazilian amazonian term for roasted whole seeds.
Sin Palo - Yerba mate without twigs, some consider the mate is harsher without these twigs.
Tapado - Meaning clogged. This term refers to the
Tauarí - a cigar rolled from tree bark, and often smoked along with the consumption of guarana. (Couratari
Yerbales - Yerba mate orchards.
Yerbateros - Wild yerba mate harvesters.