The maté is the popular beverage of the country, as it is of nearly the whole of South America.
Tobacco and maté are the only export crops, and they have but little value.
Sometimes tea at four, but very seldom; supper consisted of an asado and maté at seven or eight o'clock.
maté can bear a cost of transport that would be fatal to timber.
While in that country I frequently joined in the social rounds at maté, and finally rejoiced in a bombelia of my own.
The maté is prepared by drying and roasting the leaves, which are then reduced to a powder and made into packages.
They waited for their turn at maté, or ate great chunks of meat from a roast cooked upon a spit, over a fire of bones.
Beside the obraje in the forest there is the yerbal, a works for dealing with the maté (Ilex paraguayensis).
Agricultural colonization in turn will react upon the forestry industry in developing the cultivation of maté.
The maté of commerce has a stimulant principle identical with that of tea and coffee, which is the only reason for its use.