Las Marías is the world’s biggest producer of yerba mate – this is where Yerba Taragüí is born, a brand, synonymous with mate not only in Argentina. All stages of yerba mate production are undertaken with integrated agroindustrial practices of the highest quality. The company also produces the best tea in America, plants trees on a large-scale – operating one of the largest sawmills in the country. We also are at the forefront in cattle ranching and breeding, the traditional activity in this region, which was introduced by the Jesuits four centuries ago.
It could be understood that the main reason for thousands of visitors to come to Las Marías each year is because of its fascinating network of productive activities. However, once visitors arrive here, they discover its greatest charm: its people. Aside from the work, the many activities that make up the lives of the company’s members take place here: Homes, schools, health care and other services are interwoven with parks and gardens enhancing the beauty of the natural environment by creating peaceful spaces. Tree lined roads and trails connect these different areas, giving Las Marías a unique harmony that, without exception, enchant the visitor.
La Merced Campo Sur has been dried following the most traditional methods and the settling lasted between 12 and 15 months. The origins and the milling methods make of the yerba a top quality product with an incomparable taste and of limited production. It tastes a bit bitter which is a sign of its provenance.
Is the first yerba mate specially selected for its harvest season which is in the summer, that's why it contains approximately 30% more natural content in matéina.
This yerba with stems has a very intense and genuine taste which makes of this yerba one o a kind. It is very intense and aromatic.