Brazilian tea

variants: or less commonly Brazil tea

Definition of Brazilian tea 

: any of several subsitutes for tea: such as

a : the dried leaves of a tropical shrub (Lantana pseudothea)

b : the dried leaves of either of two tropical plants (Stachytarpheta indica and S. jamaicensis)

c : maté sense 2

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