Scritto da The New York Times
SULTRY summer afternoons in the American South may be met with long icy glasses of tea laced with lemon or mint. Here in the heart of South America, Paraguay's answer to 100-degree heat is a centuries-old Indian refreshment.
For many here, the early light of day is met with hot yerba mate. As the day progresses, businessmen and farm laborers alike stop to sip terere, a cool version of yerba mate. The drinking of hot or cold infusions of the native yerba plant is an intrinsic element in the everyday routine in both the country and the city.