While living in Germany I became an avid drinker of Mate :) (I guess over here in the states they call it Yerba Mate). I would drink it AT LEAST once a day! I would brew a big pot of it in the evenings and bottle it up and put it in the fridge to bring cold to language school everyday. Our friends from Paraguay would always have it around and drink it out of their gourd, which was pretty dang awesome :) While I dont have a cool gourd to drink it out of (although, I would LOVE one) I found some Mate yesterday, finally!!!!
I enjoyed mine this morning with a bit of milk and some Agave nectar.... bliss! Go try some for yourself!!