Yerba Mate has become a cultural drink in South America because of its origins back there. In Brazil, it is known as a chimarrão, which means a ‘’cattle who returned to their wild origins’’. The Brazilian Yerba Mate is quite bitter compared to Argentinian.
photo by: Martu Delli
Chimarrão is usually free of stems, it contains more powder than other blends and it has a very rich and intense green color because it’s packed right away after the harvest.
The true Brazilian Yerba Mate is always bitter! You can add some fruit as a sweetener, but it’s not acceptable to add sugar!
If you’re planning to visit Southern Brazil, we suggest you some important tips:
You should never wipe the mouthpiece of the ‘’bomba’’
Follow the rules that everyone does if you find yourself in a Chimarrao circle
You should never touch or rearrange the bombilla