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South American 'mate' tea a long-time Lebanese hit


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  • Monday, 17 Mar 2014

A Lebanese Druze man prepares mate (an infusion of Ilex paraguayensis drunk hot on a gourd through a metallic tube). – AFP

A Lebanese Druze man prepares mate (an infusion of Ilex paraguayensis drunk hot on a gourd through a metallic tube). – AFP

Brew is now a local tradition, social drink.

Steam rises from a gourd filled with yerba mate as Wissam al-Halabi takes a sip, seated on a Lebanese mountain slope where the South American drink has become a local tradition.

   

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