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I remember the first time I tasted yerba mate. A good friend of mine is originally from Argentina and had invited my family over to her house for dinner. Afterwards, as the kids played noisily, she pulled out a teapot and a cup that appeared to be made out of a gourd or something. She also came out with a straw that looked like it was made of bamboo and had tiny holes drilled into it. She called it a "bombilla" and said it was the traditional way to drink a tea called yerba mate. Apparently yerba mate (or just 'mate')...

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