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Yerba Mate

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Yerba maté Tea
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170 °F / 76 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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I drink this Monday – Friday at work everyday from 11am – 3pm afternoons. It has a nice caffeine pick me up. Yerba Mate is so cheap – 1KG (2.2 pounds) for about $6. It will last me about 2 years! Yerba is good with honey, sugar, or mixing other teas to it. I don’t do the gourd / silver straw ritual, instead steep with a tea ball. If I was on a desert island that had hot water, this would be added to my suitcase.

10/11/12 – Taking a break from tea today, went to the bottom office drawer for my first love – Rosamonte Mate. Wow, haven’t had it in awhile, strong, and good!

5/15/2013 – I finished the bag awhile ago. Mission accomplished. Nice strong taste, interested in the Rosamonte Especial now.

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Rosamonte has been a staple “tea” of mine for a number of years. Even after trying many other brands, I always return to Rosamonte. It’s strong but not overwhelming. It’s smoky, but I consider it fragrant smoke rather than ashtray smoke. The character of this mate really shines when prepared in a gourd, which brings a resinous quality out of this yerba.

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175 °F / 79 °C

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love the smoky notes. it’s the perfect morning companion at the office. :)

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This is my favorite Yerba Mate. I drink it every morning at work (despite the comments about my “bong”). It has a slight, yet not unpleasant, smoky flavor. Of all the yerbas I have tried, maybe 15 different brands, Rosamonte definitely has the most kick to it. As good as a strong cup of coffee. I generally enjoy it out of a ceramic “gourd”, mainly because it is easier to clean up when at work, but occasionally use a wooden mate. I do not add sugar or anything else. I like the bitter yerba taste, and especially the aftertaste. Available in the US from many internet vendors, and now my local Asian supermarket started carrying it along with several other varieties of Yerba Mate

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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bustin’ out the yerba. I’m very happy with the quality and flavor of this yerba.

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I lived in Chile for two years, and was introduced to maté there. In Latin America (esp. Argentina, Uruguay, southern Brazil, and Chile) maté is a social drink, shared between a group of people who drink from the same straw.

It is drunk using a gourd—which can actually be made of metal, ceramics, wood or an actual, dried gourd—and a metal straw called the bombilla. The dry herb is placed in the gourd and hot water, usually from a thermos, is poured regularly into it. In other words, the gourd is the tea bag and the straw acts as the filter, keeping the herb from being sucked in.

There are a lot of opinions on how to best prepare maté. Here is a video, produced by someone else, explaining how I do it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTH1Ilbs3CM.

Rosamonte is perhaps the most typical and popular brand in Argentina. It is also one of the strongest.

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Do not drink this tea after dinner, it is very strong, but very good.

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Yeah. I’m addicted. Stronger than coffee. Especially when you fill a Mate up to the top.

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