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Amanda Campo Yerba Mate Review

Amanda Campo Yerba Mate Review ©Circle of Drink Inc 2017Origin: Santa María, Misiones, Argentina – Lot 280
Producer: La Cachuera S.A.
Cut: Classical Argentine
Body: Medium
Type: Campo
Cycle: Medium / Long
Aged: Conventional
Grown: Conventional

Included in Amanda’s Special Selection category, Campo is a medium body, rustic mate with strong mineral and briney flavors. There’s a mild saltiness to the mate that was off-putting at first but slowly grew on me.

As with Traditional and Orgánica versions, you’ll notice that signature Amanda woodiness and doughy elements, making it particularly appealing to drinkers seeking a mellow experience.

There’s nothing really special going on with this classical Argentine mate. Where Amanda is weak at producing standout, “wow!” sort of mates, they’re stellar at offering solid, streamline, respectable-ordinary tasting mates.

Amanda Campo Yerba Mate Review ©Circle of Drink Inc 2017

They may not be as strong and in-your-face as La Tranquera and certainly lack the natural fruitiness of Kraus Orgánic and can’t come close to the elegance of Liebig, but all in all, they are at the top of their game with stable, consistent, reliable mates.

Amanda — both within Argentina and the global yerba mate trade, predominately in the Middle East (Syria, Lebanon, etc.) — is clearly one of the most important global yerba mate brands.

Every market need such brands, and though Amanda may not impress the burgeoning body of yerba mate connoisseurs across Europe, Canada, and North America, it still holds clout for the everyday mate drinker.

Amanda Campo Yerba Mate Review ©Circle of Drink Inc 2017