Feeling a bit sick today, so I thought I’d try out using Yerba Mate’s “body and mind stimulating” skills to bring me up to the mark again.
I know about how to actually drink this: form a slope with a good portion of pre-wetted leaves on one side of the drinking vessel, put your bombilla next to or right into that and slowly pour the hot water into the non-leaf area. The leaves will then stay there it says.
Yeah. At least on paper.
I always end up drinking it sort of “Grandpa Style”, doing my very best not to swirl those leaves up, but still doing it. So all the stuff floats on top of the water like one big cork, slowly losing the lower part of itself to sink to the floor of my glass (yes, that real Mate pumpkin thingy I didn’t even begin with.)
Still it works out fine I suppose. Nothing to complain about. The taste is wonderful, a bit citrus-like, a bit tobacco-like, a bit green tea-like. Many infusions are also still very possible.
Maybe there’s something I’m doing wrong here, but the drink seems to forgive me. Now it remains to be seen if it helps me getting well.
Flavors: Bitter, Citrus, Green, Sweet, Tobacco