Archive | January, 2015

How much yerba mate should I drink?

“How much yerba mate should I drink” is the question of the neophyte mate drinker. A plant with such a long list of health benefits, social benefits, and all sorts of magic surrounding it, must rightfully pique your caution. Indeed. So I’ve put together a short video discussing my thoughts on how much mate you […]

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how to use a yerba mate straw

How to use a yerba mate bombilla (straw)

There are two requisites for drinking yerba mate traditionally: A yerba mate gourd or cup, historically made from a hollowed squash or piece of wood. A bombilla (pronounced either bom-BEE-yah or bom-BEE-sha, depending on the spanish dialect). It’s a convenient metal straw with a filter, used to draw up hot, infused mate from the gourd. […]

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Psychological Effects of Yerba Mate

For years I’ve lauded many physical and psychological effects of yerba mate yerba in videos such as these and these (and these). We’ve discussed how yerba mate acts as an adaptogenic herb, helping to restore the body to optimal functioning. Then there was our research showing the differences between yerba mate and coffee and yerba […]

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