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Cold brew yerba mate with prestigious awards. Tereré among the most refreshing drinks in the world!

2021-06-14
Cold brew yerba mate with prestigious awards. Tereré among the most refreshing drinks in the world!

Tereré, or yerba mate served cold, is a centuries-old Paraguayan tradition that has only just begun to gain international recognition. Last December, it was placed on the UNESCO heritage list, and recently the publisher of the prestigious National Geographic magazine recognized it as one of the most refreshing drinks in the world. If you haven't tried tereré yet, be sure to catch up. Especially now, as summer is coming!

What is tereré and where did the tradition of drinking cold yerba mate come from?

Paraguay is one of the few South American countries with no access to the sea. The country, located in the deep inland, has always been known for its tropical climate and very high temperatures. In such conditions, warming infusions are rarely reached. Meanwhile, yerba mate is probably the only naturally energizing drink that can also be prepared cold. Tereré , as we call it, tastes best with cold water and ice cubes. It is often enriched with the so-called yuyos, a variety of fresh, local herbs offered at street stalls. An interesting variation is also the so-called tereré ruso, or yerba mate with cold juice, named because it is said that it prepared that way by Russian volunteers during one of the wars once fought by Paraguay.

Paraguayan yerba mate awarded: tereré on the UNESCO list and in the prestigious ranking of the National Geographic publisher!

Years of efforts, involving not only growers, but also government institutions, finally brought the coveted final. In December last year, tereré was officially entered on the UNESCO Intangible Heritage List. It is not only a reason to be proud, but also a real chance to protect valuable traditional practices and encourage future generations to guard the tradition and not let it become extinct. Moreover, it is an excellent form of tourism promotion. Especially for Paraguay, which is not very popular among tourists. We have no doubt that this will change soon! However, this is not the end of good news. According to media sources, the RBA, a publishing house responsible for the famous National Geographic magazine, named tereré one of the ten most refreshing drinks in the world! As you can see, cold yerba mate is becoming more and more popular.

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Tereré to combat the heat!

You don't have to live in South America to enjoy the refreshing taste of cold tereré . In our online store you will find a special section with yerba mate compositions dedicated to this form of serving the drink. We especially recommend one of the latest Verde Mate Green products to your attention. "Verano" is a flavor variation created especially for the summer period. The sweet taste of apple and pear, broken with gently sour citrus, is perfectly combined with yerba mate, rich in natural caffeine. It is really good as a hot infusion, but it only shows its true face in the form of tereré. You have to try this!

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