If you've been wondering how to make yerba mate tea, here are some simple recipes and helpful tips for making this nourishing, healthful herbal tea.
Whether you'd like to simply make a cup of yerba mate, learn more about the traditional method of making mate, whip up some refreshing iced yerba mate tea, or are craving a steamy yerba mate latte, you'll find a recipe here.
This powerhouse tea is so incredibly beneficial for physical, mental, and emotional wellness. Try one of these easy recipes, and be sure to drop by our Yerba Mate Benefits section to browse through the many ways this naturally caffeinated herbal tea can support and nurture us.
Making yerba mate the traditional way (with a mate cup and mate straw) is a wonderful way to experience this tea, but, if you'd rather make and enjoy yerba mate as you do other teas - made from loose leaves or with a teabag, and then enjoyed in your favorite cup or handy travel mug, try this easy yerba mate recipe, instead.
Now... take a sip, relax, and let your body and mind enjoy the many benefits this flavorful tea can provide.
You can also prepare yerba mate in a French press, coffee maker, or espresso machine. Just replace your usual coffee with loose yerba mate (adjust the proportions suggested above), and make and serve the yerba mate as you would coffee.
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It's so easy to increase this recipe - simply adjust the ingredients proportionately (with an extra teaspoon of tea or another teabag for the pot) to make a nice big pot of yerba mate tea to enjoy with a good friend or a good book for the afternoon (some self-nurturing time).
Keep in mind that yerba mate can be more bitter tasting than traditional teas (such as green and black tea) and many other herbal teas. So, if you find mate on its own to be too strong, try adding some favorite extras, like mint, citrus, vanilla, chocolate, or a flavored syrup.
Or, enjoy mate as you would coffee, with a dash of milk, a sprinkle of cinnamon or a cinnamon stick, and a favorite sweetener, like organic honey, maple syrup, or coconut sugar. Yum!
Yerba mate is such a versatile beverage... It's easily made with simply a mug and teabag, with loose leaves and an infuser or French press, even with a coffee or espresso machine. Delicious hot, iced, or in a latte, served with favorite extras (like sweetener, milk, or a slice of lemon or orange), yerba mate is not only beautifully healthful, but completely adaptable to our taste buds and mood, too.
Now that you know how to make yerba mate, be sure to drop by our Yerba Mate Side Effects page to read up on some tips for safe use and precautions associated with this tea, too.
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