How to Make Cold Brewed Yerba Mate Tea

Icy-cold and insanely refreshing, cold brewing yerba mate is quickly becoming one of my favorite ways to prepare yerba mate. Over the years we’ve discussed myriad ways to prepare mate, whether it’s with a french press, tea pot, infuser, and my earlier methods for making Read More

Yerba Mate Cycles Explained

Understanding Yerba Mate Cycles The yerba mate cycle is the strength of the yerba mate. The stronger the mate, the longer the cycle. Cycle also refers to each time you completely finish one gourd of yerba mate. Every varietal and brand of yerba mate has Read More

The Best Water Temperature for Yerba Mate

Finding the right yerba mate water temperature is both art and science. Rising early to grab my trusted brushed stainless steel OXO kettle, I unapologetically select the finest water at my disposal. Whether it’s alkalinized 9.5 pH Kangen water or a jug of glacier water from Read More

How to Roast Yerba Mate at Home

Roasting yerba mate at home is simple. Lightly grease a baking tray with oil (coconut oil works well). Spread an even layer of yerba mate across the tray (~.25 in deep). Pre-heat over to 350ºF (convection is preferable). Insert tray on middle rack for 5–8 Read More

How to Make Cold Brewed Yerba Mate

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How to use a yerba mate bombilla (straw)

First select the correct bombilla for your yerba mate cut. After inverting your mate gourd, revert it back to 45º, creating a slope of dry yerba mate; insert the bombilla alongside slope, with spout facing opposing side of slope (towards you); add hot water into Read More

Selecting a Wooden Yerba Mate Gourd

The good ol’ wooden yerba mate gourd. It’s been with me since the beginning and I haven’t looked back since. Drinking an herbal infusion from a part a tree is special experience. A wooden yerba mate gourd is the perfect vessel for drinking mate the Read More

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