Mate in a tradeetional calabash gourd
|Kintra o origin
||Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentinae, Bolivian Chaco, Brazil
||16t century AD
Mate (Spaingie: [ˈmate], Portuguese: [ˈmatʃi]), an aa known as yerba mate, chimarrão (Portuguese: [ʃimɐˈʁɐ̃w̃]) or cimarrón (Spaingie: [simaˈron]), is a tradeetional Sooth American caffeine-rich infused drink, pairteecularly in Argentinae (whaur it is defined bi law as the "naitional infusion"), Uruguay, Paraguay, the Bolivian Chaco, Soothren Chile an Soothren Brazil. It is an aa consumed in Sirie, the lairgest importer in the warld, an in Lebanon.
It is prepared bi steepin dried leafs o yerba mate (Ilex paraguariensis, kent in Portuguese as erva-mate) in het watter an is served wi a metal straw frae a shared hollae calabash gourd.