What is the Cold Herbal Tea Paraguayans Drink?

Yerba Mate is an herbal beverage that’s becoming increasingly popular across the globe. Brewed traditionally with hot water and leaves from Ilex paraguariensis trees, Yerba Mate has long been enjoyed in South America by millions. It is an ideal alternative to coffee, offering many health advantages. The Yerba Mate plant contains caffeine, theophylline and theobromine which act as stimulants that can boost energy levels and make you feel great! Yerba Mate contains many antioxidants to protect your body against diseases and slow the aging process, providing additional health benefits and soothing your stomach. With its earthy flavor and ability to soothe stomach issues, this beverage can also be enhanced with various other ingredients to add variety – fruit juices such as orange, pineapple and lemon are popular choices, while herbs or ice cubes may be added for colder beverages.

Traditionaly, yerba mate is enjoyed socially with friends in Paraguay, Uruguay and Southern Brazil. Sipping from a special gourd called a guampa (porongo in Spanish or cabaca/cuia in Portuguese) with a bombilla metal or wooden straw allows drinkers to sip from it directly. After passing it around in a circle drinking several mouthfuls is passed on – with the brewer always passing it to the right as passing to the left signals disrespect.

Since the expulsion of Jesuits from the region, yerba mate has become more common among the indigenous Guarani population, and subsequent Mestizo people of Paraguay and Southern Brazil have adopted it. Now widely consumed throughout its native regions and beyond, especially Paraguay where it has become a cultural icon adapted for modern tastes – now commonly served at restaurants for afternoon tea.

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Terere is an invigorating beverage with numerous health benefits that is loved by both friends and individuals alike. Along with providing rejuvenating effects, its varied flavors will please every palate and has even been declared Paraguay’s national drink, commemorated each last Saturday of February.

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