Chimarrão is bitter boiling-hot mate tea (erva-mate), taken without sugar and drunk from a cuia (cured gourd or horn) through a metallic or bambu straw called a bomba. It is ubiquitous in the state of Rio Grande do Sul and common in many other southern and western states.
Image about method of preparation
Erva-mate and the glass (called by Cuia) commonly used for the consumption of Chimarrão
This metallic straw inside the glass (cuia) is called by Bomba
In 2003, the story of Chimarrão turned plot samba school Aliança,
Joaçaba in Santa Catarina, Brazil.
At the time, the school won its third title.