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Yerba Mate, Mate?

Posted by Cool Your Jets IV on September 21, 2010

In preparation of my imminent arrival in South America I’ve dug out a present that Simon brought back from South America for me: A Gourd (Mate) & Bombilla along with a packet of Yerba Mate…
 
Across the whole of South America, particularly Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil and Chile, Mate is enjoyed socially with friends and/or family. Now being a complete novice, (though schooled by Simon) I’m getting ready to enjoy this unique beverage in-country. No doubt there will be many faux pas along the way; have I put enough yerba mate in the gourd, do I pass to left or the right, is my water too hot/too cold, is the bombilla at the correct angle and what about the slurping noise!
 
It’s an interesting beverage with a unique taste – one that no doubt will taste 100% better whilst being taken there rather than my kitchen in Brockley SE4! It’s worth seeking out and you can purchase the whole set up here in the UK – though you will need to check out specialist tea/coffee shops or indeed buy online.
Enjoy!
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4 Responses to “Yerba Mate, Mate?”

  1. Shelley said

    He forgot to say that Yerba Mate tastes foul and makes you climb walls!

  2. toogreytogrind said

    I remember that you were a bit hyper! One thing Crash left out flavour. How to take your mate “amargo” bitter, with sugar, or some other flavour, lemon, lime, orange peal, coffee! Guess the people who take their mate with coffee water down their double espresso with Red Bull.

    Happy highs.
    TGTG

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