Traditionally: Yerba Mate is enjoyed in a carved gourd with a bombilla (a filtered straw) but this special cut is suitable for just about any use. Try these:
Put 1/4 cup of herb into the filter (adjust to your desired strength). Run the coffee machine's cycle as normal. For a smoother taste, wet herb with cold water before running cycle.
Tea Pot or Tea Ball:
Use between 1 tsp to 1 tbsp per cup, and let steep to desired strength.
In an 8 cup press, use about 1/3 cup herb (adjust to your desired strength). In 3-4 cup presses, use 3-4 tbsp. Pre-moisten with cold water before adding hot water to the press. Allow to steep for 5 minutes.
For iced tea, add 1/4 cup per quart to a pitcher or jar. Add cold water and let steep overnight, (in refrigerator or cool spot) for a least 4 hours. Sweeten and add lemon or lime. If you are in a hurry, put tea bags in your water bottle, shake, let sit for five minutes and enjoy.
Iced Mate mixed with your favorite juice concentrate
Adding Lime and Honey to hot or cold mate
Hot mate with milk and honey
Using mate as a base for other herbal teas
Making a mate latte in your espresso machine
Experiment - There is so much you can do!