Mate Tea – 100th Anniversary Japan -Uruguay Diplomatic Relations – Japan 2021.

84 Yen Stamps featuring Tea issued by Japan on 24 Sep 2021

Yerba mate is a traditional South American drink that’s gaining worldwide popularity.It’s said to have the strength of coffee, the health benefits of tea, and the joy of chocolate.

Yerba mate is an herbal tea made from the leaves and twigs of the Ilex paraguariensis plant.The leaves are typically dried over a fire, then steeped in hot water to make the tea.Yerba mate is traditionally consumed from a container called a gourd and sipped with a metal straw that has a filter at its lower end to strain out the leaf fragments.

Sharing it from this traditional gourd is said to be a sign of friendship and bonding.