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Aug 3, 2010 12:24 PM
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ISO argentinian matte or mate

its an herb....drank in tea form....also seeking the utensils one uses to drink it (eg the traditional metal straw and wooden cup)

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  1. Have you tried the Latin American food shops in Kensington?

    1. There's also El Almacen Yerba Mate Cafe on Queen St. West

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/682503

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      El Almacen
      1078 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

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      1. re: Pantz

        There is an Argentinean cafe/bar on the south side of Wilson, a little west of Jane. They have packets of it. It is next to the Burger King. I don't have a name or an address, but here it is in Google Maps:
        http://maps.google.ca/maps?q=43.71995...

        1. re: Doopsylalolic

          In the building behind the one on Wilson. I know it as El Gaucho. If for no other reason, you should go for the empanadas.

          DT

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        1. I bought the 'El Mate' (cup), and Bombilla (straw) in Kensington market. The store was on the East side of a North/South Street.

          1. I'm not sure about the utensils (I like mine in a mug), but you can get good mate at any Teaopia. It's a bit more money than usual, but the tea is always in fairly good condition.