photo by: Rafael Motta
It's the national drink of Paraguay and its origins are from there.
In different regions it's prepared with lime, orange or pineapple, which is called "tereré ruso" (Russian Tereré) because it is mostly the Slavic immigrants those who have this practice.
photo by: Carlos Báez
Like the typical gourd-cup, also guampa needs to be cured before use (especially the wooden one). It should be filled with water because the bottom of the cuia is usually capped with a round piece of wood, so it can expand and cover all leaks in the guampa.
photo by: Fabio
Here's how to prepare a cuia of Tereré:
1. Fill the cuia with yerba leaves (1/2)
2. Pour cool water and let it sit for a couple of minutes.
3. Add some ice cubes, herbs or even some fruit slices.
4. Fill with iced juice and then enjoy in your Tereré !