Mate Blog — yerba mate chimarrao
Chimarrão is a type of Yerba Mate drunk in the southern regions of Brazil. It's consumed as a regular Yerba Mate, with hot water, and with its traditional utensils gourd & bombilla. But what makes this beverage very special?
Used for centuries by the indigenous Guarani people as a sip container for the traditional Yerba Mate drink, the gourd is just another way of people's creativity and ability to make a masterpiece out of a very basic fruit-calabash fruit.
As time passes by, this one in a kind cup has been through many phases in which it only became better and affordable for each hand...
From Yerba mate leaves you can have two different infusions, depending on the water, whether is hot or cold.
Therefore you'll have a Chimarrão-hot mate or Tereré-cold mate.
Yes, they use the same ingredient, both are typical drinks in South America, but have a special for itself elements that we'll discuss...