Two Different Grades of (Green, Unroasted) Yerba Mate

Finely-broken gray-green leaf pieces on left, on right, similar mix but with large pieces of stem and wood chips mixed inView Full Resolution

This photo shows two different grades or cuts of green, unroasted Yerba mate. Pictured on the left is "yerba mate elaborada despalada”, and on the right, “yerba mate elaborada con palo". The cut on the right has larger pieces of stem.

Most mate widely available in the U.S. looks more like the grade on the left, and there is a range of quality and leaf size.

This image is featured in our article on Yerba Maté.

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