We create valuable Argentine handcrafted mates that will accompany you on your adventures, in your encounters or to give you energy before battles. A tradition that lasts over time that will provide you with an object of great value, your faithful companion.
The mate! Majestic, with its unrivaled handcrafted details, it is the holy grail to drink the magical stimulating elixir of South America, yerba mate, perfect for athletes and for its health benefits.
A healthy experience
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between you and nature begins.
The mate reflects the gaucho spirit.
Craftsmanship and tradition that endures.
Our artisans create majestic and pure pieces with their experienced hands, in the most faithful Argentine tradition, details that come together giving soul and life to your mate. The El Gaucho mates belong to a secular tradition, legendary objects of worship made with natural and quality elements, with their own personality, which remind us of the hard life of the gauchos in the plains of La Pampa.
A mate that will accompany you for a lifetime.
The benefits of mate in our health
Many athletes, especially some footballers, drink mate for its energy properties, such as Antoine Griezmann or some Tottenham players.
Mate is consumed mainly in South America and is made from an Amazonian plant, yerba mate. It has an energetic effect thanks to caffeine, and theobromine that causes a feeling of well-being. It is also a diuretic and antioxidant plant. It rejuvenates us, protects the cardiovascular system and DNA, and can even cure depression and migraines.
El Gaucho mates are a link with nature.
Savor the yerba with an exceptional mate offering you a healthy and pleasant moment.
The legend of mate
‘’One day, Moon and Cloud got lost in the jungle pursued by a tiger, and longing for the Dawn. From the darkness the guarani warrior emerged and saved them from a bloody death. To thank him they offered him a plant called Caá, with which he could make a magic infusion It would drive away loneliness and unite hearts. The next day, the warrior, to the rhythm of the songs prepared the elixir for each member of his tribe, and there the mate was born.’’
The origin of mate dates back to the Guarani Indians, who used the leaves of the sacred plant as a drink. In the extensive journeys through the jungle, the conquerors saw that the Guarani were more resistant to taking it.
Likewise, the gauchos, heroes and countrymen, had the custom of drinking mate. Mate, also called Jesuit tea, then became a social drink and a symbol of Argentine cultural heritage.
It is drinked with hot water, with a metal straw (bombilla) and is among the three most consumed caffeinated beverages in the world. In Europe it is becoming a new sustainable and ecological trend.
Traditional. Sustainable. Handcrafted.
Lolo Geppetto Vazquez