Argentina- Yerba Mate

ARGENTINA: Yerba Mate Tea is the ‘friendship drink’ of South America, especially Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia, and Paraguay. You drink the tea out of a gourd, and keep refilling it with hot water all day long to sip. The tea leaves are loose (not in a tea bag). It can be quite strong to some people. Fifth graders taste it and hear the Guaraní legend of how Mate came to be.

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