Unique handmade "lapacho" or "trumpet tree" cup called "guampa" cover with metal made by skilled paraguayan craftsman. This kind of guampa is used to drink mate from. This guampa is 4 inches high and 11 inches in diameter.
The yerba mate or Ilex Paraguariensis, is a species of holly native to subtropical South America in northeastern Argentina, Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay and southern Brazil.
There are two different drinks one can make with the yerba mate. During cold days the hot infusion of the "mate" is a common social practice in Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina among people of all ages. And in hot summer days one can enjoy the refreshing "terere" very popular only in Paraguay. And do not forget your filtered metal straw to drink from! By the way, the straw is called "bombilla".
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