Ginger, Mint & Citrus French Press Yerba Mate Recipe | Yerba Montana Yerba Montana
Ginger, Mint & Citrus French Press Yerba Mate Recipe
5 tbsp Yerba Mate Loose Leaf
Put five tablespoons of yerba into the Press. (Add grated ginger, mint leaves, citrus to flavor mate’). Then put just enough cold water in the French press to wet the yerba (about 3 tablespoons). *This will helps preserve nutrients and make mate’ less bitter. You can also try orange peel, ginger, mint or whatever sounds good to the tea before brewing.
Add hot water (about 180 degrees). *Water that is too hot can also damage nutrients and make mate’ bitter. (You can either boil water and let it sit five minutes or just take off the heat when it starts to steam and release small bubbles). Let sit five minutes, press and add your favorite sweetener or drink plain. For iced mate, add an extra tablespoon of mate, add sweetener and/or flavor and pour over a full cup of ice.
Mate can be prepared in a few short minutes using a french press. Add ice on a warm day and you have a refreshing drink that boosts energy and mental clarity.
Brewing With A French Press
There are many different ways to prepare Mate and it largely depends on your personal preference. If you are in a rush, using a coffee maker might speed up the process. This video demonstrates how to easily prepare a cup of delicious Mate using a French Press. If you don’t have a tea kettle, you can heat water over the stove.