How to Make Yerba Mate

Scroll down for easy instructions on the different ways to brew yerba mate.

Prepare Yerba Mate

Brew Yerba Mate Tea Bags

Tea bags are a convenient way to prepare yerba mate. Follow these simple steps to make a delicious mug every time!

  • Add 1-2 yerba mate tea bags to a mug. 
  • Moisten the tea bags with cool water.
  • Fill the mug with 170°F water.
  • Steep 5 minutes and remove tea bags.
  • Flavor to taste.

Brew Loose Yerba Mate

Loose yerba mate is super versatile. It’s also the most ECO — ecological and economical!

  • Add 1-2 TBS of yerba mate to a French press or strainer.
  • Moisten the herb with cool water.
  • Add 8 oz of 170°F water.
  • Steep 5 minutes and strain.
  • Flavor to taste.

Share Yerba Mate

Prepare Yerba Mate with a Gourd and Bombilla

The traditional yerba mate sharing circle is a great way to catch up with old friends or make new ones!

  •  Fill a yerba mate gourd ⅔ with loose yerba mate.
  • Tap the loose yerba mate to one side to create a pit.
  • Moisten the pit with cool water.
  • Insert a bombilla into the pit.
  • Pour small sips of 150°F water into the pit.
  • Share and enjoy!

Read more about sharing traditional yerba mate here.


Make Iced Yerba Mate with a Bombilla (a.k.a. Tereré)

Tereré is a refreshing summer treat. It's very popular in Paraguay and northern Argentina. Try it and you’ll soon discover why!

  • Prepare a pitcher of ice-cold limeade or another refreshing beverage of your choice.
  • Fill a small glass or metal cup ⅔ with loose yerba mate.
  • Insert a bombilla all the way down into the cup.
  • Pour small sips into the cup.
  • Share and enjoy!

Read more about tereré here.



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