Yerba Mate is an herb prepared from the leaves of a South American bush. Yerba Matte is called “The drink of the gods” by many of the indigenous people of South America who have brewed it for centuries. Mate is rich in caffeine, with a light, smooth, green vegetal taste. Mate leaves are processed somewhat like tea leaves, but unlike most tea, the leaves are allowed to age in order to enhance the flavour of the mate.
Bring water to a boil. 1 tsp per 6 oz cup. Infuse for 5-10 minutes.