Summertime is upon us and here are some cool yerba mate drink ideas.
Cold Steeped Yerba Mate Tea
Take 1 cup of loose yerba mate tea per gallon of water and soak in cool water overnight. Strain in the morning and refrigerate.
Enjoy your cold steeped mate plain or add your choice of sweetener - agave nectar, honey, or our Brazilian mascavo unrefined sugar all work great!
OR: To your yerba mate base you can do any variety of things. You can add 1 to 1 1/2 cans of frozen juice concentrate (rasberry, peach, grape, etc) or frozen lemonade per gallon of cold steeped mate. No extra sweetener is usually needed.
Experiment, there's so much you can do with mate tea!
Cold Steeped Mate on the Go
Place one yerba mate tea bag in a bottle of cold water and let it sit for 10 minutes or so. Add lemon, lime, or sweetener as desired. Great for extra energy while hiking, biking, or camping - all those fun summertime activities.
You can also make delicious sun brewed mate tea. Take the standard 1 cup of loose yerba mate per gallon of water and leave it in the sun for 2-3 hours. Use the purest water possible, and refrigerate afterwards.