Yerba Mate Colon Traditional
Hot mate is traditionally drunk from a dried, hollowed gourd, the fruit of the calabash. This recipient also imparts a bitter flavour on the infusion. It is typically enjoyed with friend and family, with the server – “cebador” – serving over and over and each person taking a turn to drink from the gourd. Instructions on how to brew hot mate are included with each purchase, and you can also see our photo guide on how to prepare hot yerba mate. This guide includes a video
Brewing Iced Terere
Paraguay’s national drink is Terere. Traditionally it is drunk from a guampa which is a hollowed and polished bull’s horn
To brew terere follow these steps:
- Fill your mate cup to about 1/2 full with loose leaf yerba
- Add some cool water and allow to soak for 2 minutes. This enhances the flavour as it infuses
- Add ice, herbs, fruit etc as suits your personal taste.
- Fill with iced water or juice, sip and repeat
and here is our photo guide on how to prepare iced terere.