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Chimarrão

§ What is it?

From Wikipedia Yerba mate or yerba-maté (Ilex paraguariensis), from Spanish; Portuguese: erva-mate, Guarani: ka’a, is a plant species of the holly genus Ilex native to South America.

The indigenous Guaraní communities in southern Brazil first cultivated and used yerba mate prior to European colonization of the Americas. The leaves of the plant are steeped in hot water to make a beverage known as mate. When served cold, it is called tereré in the Guarani language. Both the plant and the beverage contain caffeine.

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§ Mixes I have done at home

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