Mate is a caffeinated beverage popular in many South American countries. Green in color (from a key ingredient: the dried leaves of yerba mate) and consumed via a metal straw.
This drink is commonly referred to as yerba mate in English, and sometimes spelled maté (to distinguish from a mate, as in friend).
Mate was approved as part of Unicode 12.0 in 2019 under the name “Mate Drink” and added to Emoji 12.0 in 2019.
The 🧉 emote or "Mate" emote depicts a traditional South American beverage made from the leaves of the yerba mate plant. It is often associated with socializing and friendship, as it is traditionally shared among a group using a shared straw called a bombilla. The emote can be used to express enjoyment of yerba mate or to convey a sense of community and camaraderie.
- "I love learning about the history and traditions behind drinking mate. 🧉"
- "I admire your dedication to your craft, mate. 🧉"
- Graciousness & Hospitality:
"My host family in Argentina was so gracious and always offered me mate. 🧉"