The natural stationing, the importance of knowing about it.
It is the post- leaves-drying process, and consists on letting theYerba Matemature"naturally"on our "particularly suitable" deposits, thus giving the idealaroma,colorandmild flavor.
From its beginnings as a brand,Mate Rojois known for itsNatural stationing. Before there was what is now known as accelerated stationing, all yerbas were stationed naturally for several months. In the 1980s, because of the shortage of Yerba Mate, the accelerated stationing process was created, greatly reducing the lapse of statioing and in some cases shortening it to just 30 days.
The accelerated stationing process consists on introducing moisture and heat by force into the deposit through a boiler placed beside the deposit. It was very important from a financial point of view, as it was able to reduce the costs of maintaining the stock stopped for many months.
But forMr. Juan Eladio Stepaniuk,founder ofMate Rojo, thequalitywas the most important thing, so he decided to keep thenatural stationingsystem which was traditionally used and will still be maintained.
Because it respects the natural process times, there is no doubt that the quality of a naturally stationed yerba is higher than the accelerated stationed one, resulting in atastier and softer mate.
Always taking care that the storage conditions are optimal and deposits are of the highest possible construction quality, progress was made in the development of special deposits with moisture isolated floors; always using pallets to separate the merchandise off the floor and with strict control and taking of periodic samples to evaluate the process of stationing.
TheNatural stationinglapse used goes from a minimum of12 months to 24 monthsdepending on the variety in question.
- Mate Rojo Special Selection: 24 months
- Soft Mate Rojo: 24 months
- Traditional Mate Rojo: 18 months
- Composite Mate Rojo: 18 months
- Mate Rojo Tereré: 18 months
When choosing Mate Rojo, you choose a natural choice backed up by a family who has passion for the quality