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
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!
Veggie Goddess Health Tip - Shrink Your Appetite & Waistline with Yerba Mate Tea: This earthy fragrant brew is proven to be both a potent appetite-suppressant as well as a powerful metabolism booster, giving your metabolism a 10% boost for up to 2 hours after consuming. Only purchase organic yerba mate tea from reputable vendors, and if you need to sweeten your tea, omit the sugar and use powdered or liquid stevia. facebook.com/theveggiegoddess