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What is mate and yerba mate?

What is mate and yerba mate?

It is an infusion that is served on a special pot, usually made of gourds or wood that you fill with a kind of tea. This tea is called “yerba mate”. You put a metal straw into the pot and then you have to add hot water and just sip it. It is a habit that lots of Argentines have. There are also other countries that adopted this custom. They are: Brazil, Paraguay, Chile and Uruguay. The big mate drinkers are Argentina and Uruguay.

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