I saw a documentary about mate tea in South America.
There the mate (yerba; alternative name) was drunk in a large calabash (traditional drinking container) together with the bombilla and sometimes shared with several people.
I am interested in how much mate tea (unit: g) is made in an average small / normal calabash and how often this is infused.
On the packs I read from 12g to 1 liter, on others from 1/4 of 12g.
- Does anyone here know how this is traditionally drunk in these countries?
- And do you have your own self-made vessel or is it bought?
- Do you pour away the first infusion?
- And do you sometimes sweeten, and if so, how?
Thank you for your answers
Mate Dokumentation German