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Yerba Mate Tea is an herb that has been made into an infusion for centuries.  It has incredible healing and weight loss properties that strengthen and tone the body.  We have organic yerba mate flavors, yerba mate sets, mate straws or bombillas and yerba mate gourds.  These are great gifts.

How To

Instructions and how-to videos on the various ways you can make yerba mate tea.

Easy To Make     

There are several ways to make Yerba Maté:

 
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French Press

The plunger pot is perfect. You really get the most out of your infusion using this method. Heat cool tepid water from the tap. Steep for three minutes and serve. 

 

 
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Loose Mate Single Serving

Perhaps the most economical way to enjoy your mate is to buy our loose leaf packages (2 oz, 4 oz or 12oz bags) and steep with a strainer or tea ball. Simply measure a half ounce portion and splash with cool water to help preserve nutrients, then steep in hot (but not boiling) water for 3-4 minutes.

Some folks add honey or a splash of lemon!

 

 
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Tea Bags

Place one of our Love from Argentina tea bags in an eight ounce cup. Add fresh water just off the stove and serve. 

 

 
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Iced Tea

One ounce (six tablespoons) to one half gallon of water. Chill and serve. Our favorite way to make iced tea is with a coffee pot. Simply fill with 10 cups of water (or 12 depending on the size) and add 3-4 tablespoons of mate (we suggest one of our summer brews). Pour into a pitcher or another type of container. Then brew another 4-5 cups with the same mate from the previous brew. Combine this with the first brew. Add about 10 ice cubes. Sweeten with sugar if desired. Place in refrigerator to chill. This method makes a rather strong brew. Enjoy!

1. French Press

The plunger pot is perfect. You really get the most out of your infusion using this method. Heat cool tepid water from the tap. Steep for three minutes and serve. 

 

 

2. Loose Mate Single Serving

Perhaps the most economical way to enjoy your mate is to buy our loose leaf packages (2 ox, 4 oz or 12oz bags) and steep with a strainer or tea ball. Simply measure a half ounce portion and splash with cool water to help preserve nutrients, then steep in hot (but not boiling) water for 3-4 minutes. Some folks add honey or a splash of lemon!

 

3. Tea Bags

Place one of our Love from Argentina tea bags in an eight ounce cup. Add fresh water just off the stove and serve. 

 

4. Iced Tea

One ounce (six tablespoons) to one half gallon of water. Chill and serve. Our favorite way to make iced tea is with a coffee pot. Simply fill with 10 cups of water (or 12 depending on the size) and add 3-4 tablespoons of mate (we suggest one of our summer brews). Pour into a pitcher or another type of container. Then brew another 4-5 cups with the same mate from the previous brew. Combine this with the first brew. Add about 10 ice cubes. Sweeten with sugar if desired. Place in refrigerator to chill. This method makes a rather strong brew. Enjoy!

 

5. Traditional

(You’ll find all these authentic maté items in our Store

 

Traditionally, yerba maté tea is drunk from a gourd, called a maté, in which it is prepared by steeping the processed dried yerba maté leaves in hot, but not boiling, water. 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 gourd is traditionally a natural gourd such as calabash. Today there are a variety of gourds, even metal ones such as stainless steel or silver.

 
 

How To Prepare Mate

 
 

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 water into a pitcher or thermos that allows for a “narrow stream” to pour out. If you have decided to sweeten the water, add your stevia or other product to the thermos.

 

 

Filling The Maté       

Fill the maté with yerba about ¾ of the way full. Put your palm over the opening and shake so that the leaves mix with powder. Turn the maté right side up.      

 

 

Adding Water to the maté

Add a little water to one side of the tea.  Once that is done, push the bombilla through.  The bottom of the bombilla should touch the bottom of the maté cup.

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