How to Make Mate Tea, According to an Argentinian
Ask any South American and they'll tell you they've been drinking mate tea since probably before they were one. In places such as Argentina, people drink more mate tea than they do coffee or any other caffeinated drinks. It's even healthier than coffee!
Growing up in an Argentinian family in the United States, mate tea was not a frequent drink because it was an hour drive into the city to buy a packet from a small Argentinian-centered super market. But now with Amazon, my family and I can buy Argentinian brands of mate with more ease than before.
I had a call around 11 pm from a friend of mine asking me to help him with his watery, lackluster mate. With the rising number of people outside of South America interested in drinking mate tea, he's not my first friend who's asked me how to make mate tea. To help him and other friends out, here is the very simple recipe to making this traditional South American tea.
South American Mate
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 10 mins
- Servings: 1
- Yerba mate tea
- Hot water