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PUERTO MATE TERERÉ

COLD BREW MATE ICED TEA WITH THE EXTRA CAFFEINE KICK

Freshly brewed mate iced tea. PUERTO MATE® Tereré is as colorful as life itself. And just as genuine. The freshly brewed tradition from faraway South America will stimulate and enliven your day. Refreshingly authentic.

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GENUINELY DIFFERENT

OR WOULD YOU PREFER LEMON GRASS?

GENUINELY ORIGINAL!

ORIGINS

On September 25th, 1926, the Swiss agronomist and engineer Alfonso Scherer traveled to Puerto Esperanza in Argentina, now a traditional yerba mate growing area. Using specially developed agricultural techniques, he and his team succeeded in cultivating the stimulating plant, which not only laid the foundation for PUERTO MATE®, but also for a city of nearly 18,000 inhabitants.

GENUINELY SOUTH AMERICAN

INGREDIENTS

We use only the best ingredients for our PUERTO MATE® Tereré, and they come mainly from South America. The subtropical climate and particularly fertile soil provide the yerba mate the best growing conditions and ensure the highest quality and delicious aroma and taste. We are particularly proud of our mate, because it is a special variety and comes from our own plantation in Puerto Esperanza, Argentina. That’s why we named it: PUERTO MATE®.

Nutritional values per 100ml

Energy value 71 kJ (17 kcal)
Fat <0,5g
Saturated fatty acids <0,1g
carbohydrates 4,0g
Sugars 3,9g
Protein <0,5g
Salt <0,01g

IT DOESN'T GET MORE REAL

TERERÉ

Puerto Mate Tereré is like a sunrise on the sea, bathing under a waterfall or a trip to a faraway land — refreshingly genuine. A mate iced tea which is as energizing and stimulating as the mate South Americans have been enjoying in good company for centuries. And we mean “iced tea” quite literally, because Tereré is traditionally cold brewed, making it especially aromatic and invigorating.

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GENUINE POMEGRANATE JUICE

PUERTO MATE TERERÉ WITH POMEGRANATE JUICE

PUERTO MATE® Tereré with pomegranate. This is genuine mate iced tea from South America with delicious natural pomegranate juice. Our Tereré is cold brewed according to tradition and is therefore particularly aromatic and refreshing. Combining the positive effects of mate and pomegranate juice creates a healthy and refreshing addition to your daily life.

GENUINELY TASTY

OR WOULD YOU PREFER POMEGRANATE?

GENUINELY ORIGINAL!

ORIGINS

On September 25th, 1926, the Swiss agronomist and engineer Alfonso Scherer traveled to Puerto Esperanza in Argentina, now a traditional yerba mate growing area. Using specially developed agricultural techniques, he and his team succeeded in cultivating the stimulating plant, which not only laid the foundation for PUERTO MATE®, but also for a city of nearly 18,000 inhabitants.

GENUINELY SOUTH AMERICAN

INGREDIENTS

We use only the best ingredients for our PUERTO MATE® Tereré, and they come mainly from South America. The subtropical climate and particularly fertile soil provide the yerba mate the best growing conditions and ensure the highest quality and delicious aroma and taste. We are particularly proud of our mate, because it is a special variety and comes from our own plantation in Puerto Esperanza, Argentina. That’s why we named it: PUERTO MATE®.

Nutritional values per 100ml

Energy value 71 kJ (17 kcal)
Fat <0,5g
Saturated fatty acids <0,1g
carbohydrates 4,0g
Sugars 3,9g
Protein <0,5g
Salt <0,01g

IT DOESN'T GET MORE REAL

TERERÉ

Puerto Mate Tereré is like a sunrise on the sea, bathing under a waterfall or a trip to a faraway land — refreshingly genuine. A mate iced tea which is as energizing and stimulating as the mate South Americans have been enjoying in good company for centuries. And we mean “iced tea” quite literally, because Tereré is traditionally cold brewed, making it especially aromatic and invigorating.

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GENUINELY LEMONY

PUERTO MATE® TERERÉ WITH LEMON GRASS

PUERTO MATE® Tereré with lemon grass. This is genuine mate iced tea from South America. Cold brewed according to tradition and therefore particularly aromatic and healthy. With the addition of lemon grass, Tereré is a refreshing companion for daily life. As the saying goes: when life hands you lemon grass, make PUERTO MATE® Tereré!

CULTIVATION

GENUINELY RESISTANT

The seeds of the mate plant are so hard that untreated they will not germinate. This mystery was solved by the Jesuits in the 17th century. The mate seed was eaten by birds and excreted. Only then could the hard seed sprout be planted. For hundreds of years, the only mate available was gathered by the Guaraní from wild growing mate trees. Mate can now finally be cultivated.

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GENUINELY ADVENTUROUS

Today each sip of PUERTO MATE® Tereré brings with it the taste of adventure, because PUERTO MATE® has what others can only dream of: a real story! The story begins far away from Argentina, in Zurich, Switzerland, with a professor, author and specialist in subtropical and tropical global commercially valuable plants named Andreas Sprecher von Bernegg. In 1923, von Barnegg received the teaching assignment for tropical agriculture at the agricultural department of ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich). His enthusiasm for agricultural crops and mate tea in particular inspired his students, including a certain Alfonso Scherer. During a round of mate tea, the professor planted the idea of cultivating the plant in South America in Scherer’s head.

ARGENTINA

GENUINE FOUNDING FATHERS

In 1926, Alfonso Scherer, now an agricultural engineer, joined other Swiss scientist to embark on a research expedition for a company that had purchased large quantities of land in South America and was now looking for people to cultivate the land. On September 26th, 1926, they landed in the Argentine province of Misiones, and together with Paraguayan agricultural workers founded the settlement of Puerto Esperanza in the middle of the jungle. At the plantation of Alfonso Scherer, which is still family-owned and produces our mate, they began to put their goal into action: the cultivation of the mate plant.

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GENUINELY UNBELIEVABLE

ORIGINS

When the agricultural engineer Alfonso Scherer travelled to Argentina in 1926, he wanted to cultivate the mate plant. In doing so, he laid the foundations for an entire city.

CULTIVATION

A METHOD CATCHES ON

When it comes to the raw materials for our mate tea, we at PUERTO MATE® leave nothing to chance. The nursery of our partner company PINDO produces about 1 million seedlings annually. During the completion of his doctoral thesis, managing director and partner of the nursery, Dr. Ing. Rafael Scherer, developed a new mate variety with excellent taste and product features.

HARVEST

GENUINELY FAIR

At PUERTO MATE® we believe that “fairness” and “sustainability” should not be simply seals of approval, but should be self-evident. Since the mate harvest must be brought in by highly trained employees and is heavy manual labor, all our workers are fairly paid and comprehensively covered by social welfare insurance. Good work is rewarded with above average wages, providing employees and their families a good living standard and making home ownership possible.

DRYING

GENUINELY CAREFUL

Our careful drying process ensures that no toxic hydrocarbons are produced during drying. Only the ingredients for which our mate is highly regarded remain.

BENEFITS

GENUINELY EFFECTIVE

In addition to its delicious taste and aroma, mate tea is said to have a whole host of therapeutic properties. The ingredients stimulate the nerves, muscles and metabolism. The caffeine in mate tea has an invigorating effect and supports circulation, which has made mate tea a popular antioxidant tea that is considerably healthier than energy drinks, coffee and similar beverages.

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GENUINE HIGH QUALITY

INGREDIENTS

For PUERTO MATE® Tereré we only use mate from our own plantation in Argentina. The high quality is characterized by outstanding taste and is also confirmed by independent laboratory tests.

TRADITION

THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE ENJOYED IN GOOD COMPANY

Tereré, made from the yerba herb, is more than a simple iced tea. Since an Argentine rarely prepares mate alone, there is a particular set of social codes to follow when enjoying the shared beverage as part of a mate circle. One person prepares the mate and is usually also the server. Usually this is also the same person who owns the Calabash (usually made of pumkin or ceramic, with a metal straw, the bombilla), and he or she refills the Calabash when it is empty. Each participant drinks the full serving from the Calabash before passing it back to the server. All use the same Calabash and Bombilla (sipping straw), and “gracias” is only said when one has had as much as one wants.

PREPARATION

REFRESHINGLY SIMPLE

The traditional preparation of Tereré is refreshingly simple. As with tea brewed with hot water, the Calabash is about half-filled with yerba mate. The mate is moistened a bit, pressed down and then ice water, sometimes containing crushed herbs, is added. Because yerba mate’s natural taste is slightly bitter, the Tereré is often naturally flavored with the juice of citrus fruits, or, as in the case of PUERTO MATE® Tereré, with lemon grass or pomegranate juice.

BOMBILLA & CALABASH

GENUINELY CLASSIC

Those who like it genuinely traditional drink Tereré through a bombilla. This is a metal drinking straw with a sieve at the bottom which prevents tea leaves from being sucked up into the straw. High-quality bombillas are made of silver and are elaborately decorated, as are the Calabashes which are made of pumpkin and ceramic. The optimal placement of the bombilla in the Calabash is the subject of various culinary beliefs in the traditional mate areas.

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GENUINELY TRADITIONAL

TERERÉ

Tereré is more than just another beverage. Tereré is a living South American tradition that has found its way into modern times in a refreshing way. Thanks to the western health movement, the energizing and stimulating effects of cold brew mate tea are also becoming increasingly popular in Europe.

CONTACT

Please feel free to send us your questions and comments via e-mail and we will contact you.

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