Jovi In The Jungle - drinking mate all over the world

Making My Own Calabash Mate Gourd (Brazil) September 29 2015, 5 Comments

yerba mate gourd with africa map"I was flabbergasted. This man had been chipping art into calabash for 25 years, and there was nobody better than this pioneer of the nail & club technique, as far as I was concerned. "

Why Maté is Magic: International Health Symposium (Uruguay) May 17 2015, 5 Comments

"They celebrated yerba mate because it gave them physiological upliftment like no other food or drink they knew. It put new life into tired muscles, strengthened willpower and cleansed the body of impurities."

Brazilian Yerba Mate Festival February 18 2015, 2 Comments

" I only had a few hours to pack my bag, clear my little room and bid my friends farewell, then it was just me on my own two feet with three months ahead of me to explore the world of yerba mate."

Learning Portuguese in Porto Alegre (Brazil) November 23 2014, 5 Comments

"A few days before I was due to be kicked out of the shipping container that I had been living in, one of the students I had been teaching to speak English offered me a lift inland and dropped me off in a small town surrounded by yerba mate farms..."


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