Does Yerba Mate Expire or Go Stale?

Wondering if Yerba Mate Expires? Let’s find out Yerba mate technically can expire if it’s not stored in a cool and dry place. When mate is stored in a dry area, it can become brittle and flaky, and subtle flavors are destroyed. If  it’s stored Read More

What’s the Best Water Temperature for Yerba Mate?

Generally, the best water temperature for yerba mate tea is between 155ºF – 175ºF (68ºC – 70ºC). The lighter the body, the lower the temperature should be, to avoid masking flavors with heat. Also, scientists are confirming that water that has been brought to a Read More

Ideas for Blending Yerba Mate Tea

All Kinds of Flavors Yerba mate is a wonderful experience in and of itself. Adding herbs into the mate can create blends that invigorate your senses and intensify the experience. Blending herbs and using herbs as tea has been a ritual that’s been around for Read More

Beginner’s Guide to Yerba Mate Tea

Getting started with yerba mate is simple. Grab yourself a handful of mate, add the herb into a frenchpress, teapot, or traditional mate gourd,  then add hot water (or make it cold), wait a few minutes, then enjoy. That’s all you need to start drinking Read More

Yerba Mate Too Bitter? Try Adding these Zesty Herbs

If yerba mate is too bitter for you, add a natural sweetener such as raw honey, agave, cane sugar, or brown sugar. These sugars are lower on the glycemic index than traditional white sugar and immediately cut through the natural bitterness of yerba mate. And why Read More

You Don’t Have to Cure your Yerba Mate Gourd

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to cure your yerba mate gourd. The gourd will naturally cure on its own with daily use and attentively allowing the gourd to dry each night. Mold and mildew may occur—this is expected and normal. Within a few Read More

Argentine Calabash vs Brazilian Cuia – Yerba Mate Gourds

Argentine calabash gourds and Brazilian cuias are both made from the hollowed and dried squash plant. In Argentina, these gourds are shaped without a wide brim and are usually harder; the Brazilian cuia has a significantly larger form with a wide brim and the gourd Read More

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