Maté is a traditional infused drink from South America rich in caffeine. It is made by soaking the dried leaves in hot water and is served with a metal straw in a container called calabash gourd.
It contributes towards suppressing mental and physical tiredness, as well as influencing invigoration of the body.
Maté leaves (Ilex paraguariensis). Contains caffeine.
7 teaspoons for 1l of water. First, put some cold water then add more water at the temperature of 80°C, allow to brew for 3 minutes then pour. If you have a calabash gourd, fill it with 10 teaspoons of maté, add cold water, turn it over, and give it a few vigorous shakes while varying rotational movements. All of this is done to ensure that the loose-leaf moves in the right way (bringing smallest particles to the top), thus preventing blockage of the bombilla. Then add more water at the temperature of 80°C.
Not suitable for children.