There are several ways to make Yerba Maté:
French Press, K-Cup, Coffee Filter
Perhaps the most economical way to enjoy your maté is to buy our loose leaf packages (2 oz., 4 oz. or 1lb bags) and steep with a strainer, tea ball, French press, K-cup or coffee filter. Loose Leaf Yerba Maté works perfectly with all “Filter” type devices. It is the fastest and easiest way to enjoy your yerba. Once yerba is brewed, it can be served hot or cold
How to Prepare
Use one tablespoon of loose leaf yerba per serving. Depending on what you are using, heat water until it steams. Make the yerba the way you would any other loose leaf tea, or coffee bean. Use about 1 tbsp. per serving. No need to steep.
Serve hot in a mug or cold over ice. Get creative and sweeten the infusion and/or cut it with almond, soy or coconut milk.
This is a great way to use the loose leaf yerba and make a large quantity.
How to Prepare
Use one ounce (six tablespoons) of yerba to make a whole “coffee” pot. Brew as usual.
Can enjoy hot or cold. For a cold brew – Wait until the yerba reaches room temperature. Pour into a pitcher or another type of container, and place in the refrigerator. Sweeten with sugar if desired. This method makes a rather strong brew, so feel free to add ice cubes. Enjoy!
Have the delicious taste of yerba maté with the convenience of a tea bag!
How to Prepare
Place one of our Love from Argentina tea bags in an eight ounce cup. Add hot water, steep for 2 minutes (can steep another couple of minutes if you want it stronger) and serve.
Drinking yerba maté with an actual maté (cup) and bombilla (metallic straw) brings drinking maté to a whole new level.
Traditionally, yerba maté tea is enjoyed out of a gourd, called a maté, in which it is prepared by scooping the dried yerba leaves into the maté . Then hot, but not boiling, water is poured in. It is then sipped through a metal straw, called a bombilla, which has holes in it to let the liquid come through but filters out the leaves. The “maté” is traditionally made out of a natural gourd such as calabash. Today there are a variety of maté s, even glass, metal, stainless steel or silver.
(You’ll find all these authentic maté items in our Store)
How To Prepare Maté
Heating and Sweetening Water
Use filtered water. Heat until water steams but does not boil. Any water that is too hot will “wash” the tea leaves and make for a very weak tea after a few servings. Pour hot water into a thermos for consistent water temperature and allows for a “narrow stream” to be poured out. If you have decided to sweeten the water, add your stevia, honey or other product to the thermos.
Filling The Maté
Fill the maté with loose leaf yerba leaves about ¾ of the way full. Put your palm over the opening and shake so that the leaves mix well. Turn the maté right side up.
Adding Water to the Maté
Add a little room temperature water to one side of the maté . Once that is done, push the bombilla in. The bottom of the bombilla should touch the bottom of the maté cup. Fill maté with hot water, sip through the bombilla and feel why yerba maté is called “The Gift of the Gods.” If you still have questions, or want to learn more, please don't hesitate to reach out to us here!