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Lutherans & their tea

Sharing 'mate' in Argentina and Uruguay connects cultures

Drinking mate reflects the core of Brazilian culture in Argentina and Uruguay. The elaborate liturgy is really about a sharing that overcomes the obstacles of ethnicity and class for gathered guests. We learned that Argentines consume an average of 11 pounds of mate per person a year and that Uruguayans drink twice as much.


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