What’s the Best Water Temperature for Yerba Mate?

What’s the Best Water Temperature for Yerba Mate?

Water is an essential, yet overlooked part of mate drinking. The quality of the water, its temperature, and even how it’s poured on the mate are all factors that will alter the drink’s performance, taste and health benefits.

The Best Insulated Drink Bottle / Thermos for Yerba Mate

We have previously talked about the basic mate kit and how to create one targeted for travelling. In this article we’ll help you select an insulated water bottle or thermos, a non-essential, yet a crucial tool for modern-day mate drinking.

How to Travel with Yerba Mate

The mate-on-the-go-kit has four essential components: a mate cup, a bombilla, yerba mate and a thermos. But what type of mate cup, bombilla and thermos are the best to travel with?

The Terminology of Yerba Mate

The Terminology of Yerba Mate

As you might guess by now, there is a huge culture around mate and with it comes a number of specific terms. Here are some of them that can ease you into the matero’s world.

The Dos and Don’ts of Drinking Yerba Mate

The Dos and Don’ts of Drinking Yerba Mate

Mate is more than an exotic tea. Its preparation and consumption have some elements of ritual or even ceremony. If you want to know what to expect, keep reading, and keep in mind that the ‘mate etiquette’ varies from place to place, so do not be afraid of asking!

How to Prepare Tereré (cold mate)

Called tereré, it’s the Paraguayan official drink – and since 2011, it is considered part of their cultural heritage. It is also commonly drunk in the north of Argentina and Southeast of Brazil. It is, indeed, a great option for summer days.

Yerba mate in a gourd and tea pot in the background

Taking Care of Your Yerba Mate Kit

Learn how to prepare your mate cup to be used for the first time, cleaning the mate, and bombilla. Finally, how to store your yerba mate.

Yerba Mate: How to Prepare it and Everything You Need to Start

Mate is a versatile drink and there many ways of preparing it, depending on the type of yerba mate and liquid you use. There is a huge variety of yerba: with or without stems, finely ground or roughly cut, flavored, sweetened, blended with other herbs. Mate can be drunk with water – hot or cold -, milk or even juice. However, the most popular and traditional way of preparing mate is plain, with hot water. Here’s how to prepare yerba mate.