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The Best Yerba Mate Latte

The Best Yerba Mate Latte

How Do You Make Yerba Mate?

For centuries, Yerba Mate has been traditionally drank from a hollowed container called a “gourd,” and sipped with a metal straw called a “bombilla” that contains a filter at the bottom to strain out the yerba leaves. Near boiling water placed in a thermos gets poured into the gourd and refilled throughout the day until the yerba becomes washed out.

However, modern day drinkers (especially in the States), love their lattes, cappuccinos, cold brews, and infusions so the mate culture seems to be incorporating these ways of drinking mate in addition to the traditional gourd & thermos!

Yerba Mate Latte

Yerba Mate Latte Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 tbsp of Organic Yerba Mate 

  • Stevia 

  • Cinnamon

  • Nutmeg

  • Plant-based milk of choice 

Instructions: 

  1. In a French Press, brew 2-3 tbsp of loose leaf Yerba Mate with near boiling water for 3-10 minutes, depending on how strong you like it.

  2. While you brew the mate, heat up your favorite plant-based milk in a frother.

  3. Once steeped, pour the brew into a mug, add a droplet of Stevia and mix.

  4. When the milk gets heated up and frothed, add it into the mug on top of the brewed yerba.

  5. Top it off with a sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg, and enjoy!