"CHIMARRAO-how to prepare the typical hot drink.." Top 5 Page for this destination Porto Alegre Travelogue by janaina
Porto Alegre Travel Guide: 209 reviews and 508 photos
As i mentioned before,the CHIMARRAO is the typical hot drink we use to drink in RIO GRANDE DO SUL.
It's prepared with a strong bitter native herb(ERVA MATE)and drink in a CUIA(a kind of wood bowl-hey,the only english translation i got for cuia is GOURD,but as i never heard about such word for it,than correct me if it means a completely diferent thing!
I'll show now the 4 rules for preparing it..
rise it up slowly adding warm water enough to fix the ERVA MATE in an inclined position.Let it rest for about 3 minutes..
close the top of the stram with your thumb and put it inside the gourd with the flat part in its bottom,suporting the straw against the border of the gourd(not over the ERVA MATE..)..
..add hot water in the empty space near the straw up to the top of the gourd(do not cover completely the ERVA).
Take it till the water has finished then fill it again and so on..do not move the straw anymore and use the same ERVA untill you note it has lost its taste.
When in a group of people,the CHIMARRAO pass from hand to hand,all drink from the same straw..it's a typical custom..always take the gourd with the right hand..
- See All Take a trip to the farmhouses...
- See All WINTER:NEVER ENOUGH CLOTHES/SUMMER:GET...
- See All A PLACE FOR THE KIDS
- See All AND THAN,COMES THE SUNSET!!
- See All THE WATERFALL - THE HIKE TARGET!
janaina's Related Pages
Porto Alegre Travel Guide
Member Travel Pages
- ""The Smiling City""
- "MY BEAUTIFUL CITY"
- "Porto Alegre bah !"
- "Porto Alegre"
- "guilhermebr's Porto Alegre Page"
- "Welcome to Porto Alegre!..."
- "P. Alegre, the Capital of the Brazilian Pampas"
- See All...
- Things to Do in Porto Alegre
- Hotels in Porto Alegre
- Transportation in Porto Alegre
- Nightlife in Porto Alegre
- Restaurants in Porto Alegre
- Shopping in Porto Alegre
- Warnings and Dangers in Porto Alegre
- See All...
Badges & Stats in Porto Alegre
- 48 Reviews
- 85 Photos
- 0 Forum posts
- 350 Comments
- See All Stats
- See All Badges (15)
Have you been to Porto Alegre?Share Your Travels
Latest Activity in Porto Alegre
Photos in Porto AlegreSee All Photos (85)
Top 10 Pages
- Top 5 Page for this destination Ilha de Fernando de Noronha Intro, 75 reviews, 86 photos, 1 travelogue
- Top 5 Page for this destination Brazil Intro, 67 reviews, 76 photos, 1 travelogue
- Top 5 Page for this destination Porto Alegre Intro, 48 reviews, 85 photos, 5 travelogues
- Rio de Janeiro Intro, 57 reviews, 68 photos, 1 travelogue
- São Paulo Intro, 42 reviews, 53 photos, 1 travelogue
- Top 5 Page for this destination Ilha Grande Intro, 34 reviews, 42 photos, 1 travelogue
- Top 5 Page for this destination Pantanal Intro, 33 reviews, 36 photos
- Top 5 Page for this destination Angra dos Reis Intro, 24 reviews, 34 photos, 1 travelogue
- Guarda do Embaù Intro, 26 reviews, 31 photos, 1 travelogue
- Top 5 Page for this destination Jericoacoara Intro, 23 reviews, 26 photos