Argentina’s National Drink


By: Meredith Moon, Copywriter

If you have traveled to Argentina or know anyone from there, you most certainly know what mate is. Many Argentines literally don’t leave home without the necessary tools to drink it wherever they go…and many gas stations or restaurants will fill your hot water bottle for free. Most Americans don’t have the taste for the bitter, loose-leaf tea infusion…or want to share germs with others (you typically pass around the mate and share the straw with whomever is around).

Whether you’re familiar with it or not, this article will enlighten you on the history and pervasiveness of the beverage in South America.