Harvest of the leaves and of the Vine

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The leaves are simply named “Rainha” (Queen). They are harvested by the women who also clean and wash them. During this ritual the brewing uniform is worn. The light of the Daime is given by the leaves.

The harvest of the vine, called Jagube, is done by the men, who cut, chop and the beat the vine until it is totally macerated. The strength of the Daime is given by the vine. The man also wear a male brewing uniform which is similar to the female one, being its only difference that the female skirt is blue and the male trousers are black.

The Brewing

After the macerating and the composition in the pan with the leaves, the material goes to fire in a process that takes in average 5 days. After the cooking, it is purified, then brewed and finally bottled. And then the brewing is completed.

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