Run water through your machine a couple times and clean well to get rid of any residual flavors. Use about 1.5 tablespoons per cup of water (You can also try orange peel, ginger or mint while brewing). Press start to begin brewing. Lastly, add your favorite sweetener or drink plain.
For iced mate, use 2 tablespoons of yerba mate per cup of water, add sweetener and/or flavor and pour over ice.