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South American tree, also known as Carob wood, also known as
Prosopis alba. Algarrobo is a popular material for gourds because its naturally sweet, fragrant and piney wood contributes to the flavor of mate.
Spanish adjective which means bitter. Term amargo is used to describe a traditional unsweetened mate without any flavor enhancements.
South American tree, also known as algarrobo, also known as
Prosopis alba. Carob wood is a popular material for gourds because its naturally sweet, fragrant and piney wood contributes to the flavor of mate.
A vessel used for drinking mate traditionally. Usually it is made from a real dried calabash gourd, or calabaza in Spanish, hence the name. Today the term gourd is used not only to describe a calabash vessel, but any other cup from which mate is being drank (wooden, metal, ceramic, etc.)
Pronounced [mah-teh]. Traditional South American caffeine-rich infused drink, very popular in Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Southern Brazil (the term chimarrão is used there more often). It is prepared by steeping dried leaves of yerba mate in the gourd. Sometimes the gourd itself is referred to as mate.