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June Featured Author

Marcia Lewandowski

Whether you are a veteran mate drinker, enthusiastic student of foreign cultures or are simply considering adopting a new unique pastime, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Yerba Mate was written for you. This book is a practical manual on how to authentically drink yerba mate and a deep dive into the ceremony, hospitality and engaging cultural norms and nuances of the mate circle. Read about yerba mate’s not so insignificant role in history, its evolving folklore, and its role in promoting health physically, socially and spiritually. The author learned the art of drinking yerba mate while living in a tiny village in the Bolivian Chaco. She was introduced to the broader world of yerba mate while hitchhiking through the other mate-drinking hot spots of South America. 


Available in Trade Paperback