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November 20, 2012 / Althir

#65: Quick Recap

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A few stores near the university carry mate iced tea called Club-Mate. A few of my costudents really like it, so out of curiosity I got a bottle. It smells like dirt, and tastes the part. Ew. Just ew. It’s also not pronounced like the word meaning “friend”. Muh-tay, more or less. I think.

Health and stuff aside, I’m so sticking with Coke and Relentless.



  1. Lync / Nov 20 2012 12:54 am

    “Mate” is actually a kind of tea really popular in certain central and south american countries, specifically Argentina, IIRC. I’ve never had it (because I don’t drink tea), but it is apparently very bitter. It’s likely that this is what that brand of iced tea either is or is referencing.

    • Althir / Nov 20 2012 6:11 am

      Made from the same plant, unless whoever makes this iced tea is lying and actually putting dirt in there.
      I hope I offended a great many Argentinians with that.

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