Water just off the boil, 6 min, added sweetener. The orange and mint give the green maté a good flavor, as it seems almost flavorless to me by itself.
This time, I let the water cool some before infusing. Still got good flavor, but lacking the bitterness which, it seems, resulted from using boiling water, rather than from the stevia or longer steeping times. When it comes to water temp, the green maté behaves more like green tea than like other non-tea herbs; however, it will stand long infusions without developing unwanted qualities.
Steeped 8 min, 205 F water, added half packet sweetener. There’s a little bitterness which may be caused by the stevia. I wonder, does milk work in mate tea? Not brave enuf to try it today.