How to prepare a Yerba Mate
A step by step instructional video on how to prepare a Yerba Mate with seasoned Bombishero James. James shares a classic gaucho technique which he uses every day and which is guaranteed to make a killer Mate. As you will see, he does not use boiling water in this preparation to preserve the incredible nutritional profile of the yerba mate tea.
Curing your Gourd
An easy to follow instructional video on how to cure your traditional calabash gourd. The process of curing may be a hassle for some but for those with the time and who want to deepen their yerba mate experience then curing your own gourd is an absolute must. You will have new eyes for and a loving connection with your Yerba Mate vessel!
The Yerba Mate Mountain
An instructional video on how to make a Yerba Mate mountain… that fits into your gourd of course! Just one of many techniques, the Mate mountain is about getting the most mileage out of your herb so you can sip on it for longer. This is definitely for those Materos impassioned by Yerba Mate and who have the time to tend to their herb.
To prepare Mate in your tea pot, french press or infuser simply place 1-3 heaped teaspoons of herb per cup into your vessel, pour over near boiling water and allow to infuse for 5 minutes. The grace of teapot Mate – unlike the gourd experience – is you get to play with herb to water ratios to make your perfect cuppa. Add natural sweetner and milk as desired. Almond milk is a delicious treat with our Abundance blend!
Cold Mate (Terere)
Traditionally, terere is made by pouring cold water or juice over your herb in the gourd. However, to extract the full nutrient profile and flavour we quite like making a hot teapot/french press infusion first and then allowing it to cool. To do this, infuse between 25 and 35 grams of your favourite Yerba Mate in 1L of hot water. Add sweetner to taste. Leave to infuse for at least 5 minutes. Strain and either serve over ice or place in the fridge to cool. Terere is yummy partnered with any refreshing herb like mint, lemon, lime or a touch of eucalyptus.
Chai Mate Latte
The best Mate Chai Latte is infused in a saucepan over a stove. Place 25g of your favourite Yerba Mate – we recommend our Abundance blend for Chai – into a small bowl and just cover with boiling water. Leave for 5 minutes to infuse. Now pour the herb with the water into a saucepan with one litre of your favourite nut milk and slices of fresh ginger. Heat very gentle until hot. Sweeten as desired. Strain as you serve. You may like to serve this delicious warming beverage with a sprinkle of nutmeg or cinnamon on top – yum!