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How to drink yerba mate?

How to drink Yerba Mate?

Discover some of the most delicious ways of drinking yerba mate.

Traditional Mate

Mate preparation 1
Choose a mate cup (glass, wood, metal or other material). Fill 3/4 with yerba mate.
Mate preparation 2

Cover the opening of the mate cup with the palm of your hand, turn it over and shake it for a few seconds. Return it to its normal position, leaving the content tilted at about 45°.

Mate preparation 3
Pour warm water (50°C) into the cavity formed by the previous step and let it absorb for a few seconds. By doing this you allow the yerba mate to gradually release all its components.
Mate preparation 4
Insert the bombilla into the moistened area and lay it against the side of the mate cup.
Mate preparation 5
Finally add hot water (75 to 80°C) around the bombilla area, trying not to wet the upper part of the yerba. Repeat this last step to keep enjoying your mate.

Tereré

To prepare a tereré, you need a jug or a thermos, lots of ice, a mate cup, yerba mate and a bombilla. Fill the mate cup halfway with yerba, place an ice cube on top of it, then the bombilla and voila, prime and enjoy!

Although the original tereré is with ice water, many people prefer to prepare it with instant juices, sodas or with natural fruit juice of lemons, grapefruit or oranges. You can also add herbs such as mint or orange peel to the water. Looking forward to give this a try? Check out our yerba mate for tereré.

Tereré

Mate with milk

Heat a liter of milk to about 75 to 80ºC, sweetened to taste. Fill 3/4 of the mate cup with yerba mate of your choice. Cover the opening of the mate cup with the palm of your hand, turn it over and shake it for a few seconds. Return it to its normal position, leaving the content tilted at about 45°. Moisten the yerba mate with a little bit of warm milk, leaving the top dry. Insert the bombilla into the moistened area, lay it against the side of the mate cup and begin to prime in the same way as a traditional mate.

Mate with milk

TIP: add a little grated coconut, cinnamon or honey to the mate for better taste.

Mate Cocido Tea Bags

Mate cocido is a different and practical way of enjoying yerba mate.

To prepare mate cocido, pour hot water (90-100°C) into a cup, place the tea bag inside and let it rest for 3 to 5 minutes. Sweeten to taste before drinking.

TIP: for a better taste: add milk, cloves or ginger. Drink it together with one of our delicious cookies!

Yerba mate teabags

Ice Mate Cocido

To prepare one liter of ice mate cocido you need approximately 6 teabags.

Place the teabags in a jug or a thermos, add hot water (90 to 100°C) and then let it cool. Once cold, remove the teabags, add ice and enjoy! Fruit juice can also be added. Refreshing and ideal for the summer!

Discover our mate cocido here.

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