Yerba Mate-a South American Herbal Drink. This is a hot green tea like drink in Argentina. This pin leads you to how she prepared, what is is all about AND how to cure your own mate gourd! Wholefoods apparently sells yerba mate in loose leaf, tea bag or ready brewed bottled forms. Looks interesting. Pin leads back to Veggie Belly with loads of interesting information!
Mate. 'Mate, also known as chimarrão or cimarrón, is a traditional South American infused drink, particularly in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, southern states of Brazil, south of Chile, and the Bolivian Chaco. It is prepared from steeping dried leaves of yerba mate in hot water.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/argentina