Yerba Mate Advice

Tisanes prepared from plants not belonging to the Camellia genus
t-curious
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Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:26 pm

As it turns out our local tea shop sells yerba mate and I purchased a couple ounces. Regardless of the quality I thought I could at least decide if mate was something I wished to pursue. I used 5g per cup of water, at 176F. I steeped for 3 minutes in our French press. Both the wife and I liked it. It has kind of an herbal sweetness to it, with some very light bitterness. After a couple cups I had no negative reaction to the caffeine and as "advertised" a calm wakefulness ensued. Anyway, certainly worth pursuing. Once these two ounces are gone I'll try some of the brands suggested here. Thanks!
GrouchoM
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Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:05 am

Victoria wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:13 am

With stems ‘con palo’ is stronger, without stems ‘sin palo’ a little milder.

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I think this is backwards.
While I really like Canarias and Rosemante Especiale, my current favorite by far comes from Goyerbamate.com. Their organic unsmoked Itapua (sin Palo) is fantastic and has virtually no powder.
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Bok
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Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:17 am

@GrouchoM I think you might have misstyped your user name, shouldn't it be GauchoM? :mrgreen:
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Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:19 am

:lol:
GrouchoM
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Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:51 pm

Regarding how to drink it, a French press will suffice but using a bombilla (filtering metal straw) is much better. As nice and traditional gourds/horns/wood are, I like the silicone mate I mentioned in another thread.
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