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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MichaelT
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Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:43 am

An old thread I wanted to contribute to and bump up. Glad to hear you enjoyed your first yerba mate. Curious if you've had the chance to try it again since the last time you updated us? Any practiular brands? I'm a big big big fan of yerba mate :D
josi38
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Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:47 pm

yes yerba mate has lot of benefits you should try it ! As it was said, try to drink the mate under 80°C, it will be to bitter if it s too hot ;)
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