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yerba mate
As defined by: The Romance of Tea
   "Also known as Paraguay tea, or Brazilian tea, it is prepared from the leaf of Ilex Paraguayensis by roasting and crushing; hot water is poured upon it, and, traditionally, the infusion is imbibed through a tube with a strainer from a bottle shaped gourd; sugar and milk, or the juice of oranges, limes, or lemons is sometimes added"

young hyson
As defined by: Ukers Tea and Coffee Trade Journal
   "Chinese for 'before the rains,' a make of China tea indicating leaf size only"

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