The ritual of sharing, brings together friends, family and strangers,
connecting to their own selves and to one another.
A cultural tradition that comes from ancient times, how Native american (the guaranies) used to drink it in South America.
In the guarani culture, the yerba mate had a social role beyond it's nutritional benefits. It was an object of worship and ritual.
The legend describes yerba mate as "drink of the gods".
In the guarani language Caa means yerba and also means plant and forest.
Drinking the sap from the leaves was to them like drinking the forest itself.
This cultural tradition continues at the present time, our heritage is spreading all over the world.
The cebador is in charge of making the mate,
traditionally a tea kettle it's use to pour the hot water in the mate cup.
The cebador will take the first sip and then pass the mate,
the people sharing the mate with the cebador will always return the mate,
and the cebador will continue to brew the mate.