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Origin : Argentine
To enjoy yerba maté, you need three essentials: maté, a calabash, a bombilla
1- Prepare the hot water, not boiling, ideally between 70° and 80°.
2- Pour the mate into the calabash up to ¾ and shake it while closing the container with your hand
3- Place the bombilla in the empty hollow of the inclined calabash
4- Add the hot water to the hollow where the bombilla is located.
5- Let infuse for a few seconds and enjoy
6- Once the beverage is finished, it can be re-infused several times
Mate is a stimulating hot drink with multiple benefits. Originally from South America, the consumption of this tea is very widespread in the Arab world, especially in Syria and Lebanon probably thanks to Syrian and Lebanese nationals from Latin America.
On the health side, mate is known for its benefits on the digestive functions. It is very effective against headaches.
It is also recognized for its diuretic and purifying qualities for the body. Mate offers a feeling of satiety especially when eaten on an empty stomach and helps to burn unwanted fat, hence its slimming function.