Jesuits' tea

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a Chilian leguminous shrub, used as a tea and medicinally.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Domesticated by the Spanish Jesuits in the early 17th century, this Ilex variety carries well caffeinated leaves, which yield a stimulating and tonifying brew, that used to be called "Jesuits' Tea." Widely consumed today in Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, the yerba mate plantations cover an impressive acreage in that area.
Called Jesuits' tea in these early years the leaves became a major trading item, highly appreciated for their beneficial effects.