How do you drink mate?
After being dried and ground, the leaves of Yerba Mate can be easily found in any supermarket of the producing countries. The Yerba is placed in a container which is also called Mate (originally a calabash gourd, but nowadays it can be made of glass, metal, wood …) before adding hot water (not boiling). You drink it through a thin straw called “Bombilla” until you finish the water, and then you refill the container. It has a herbal and slightly bitter taste, and some people prefer to drink it with sugar or honey. ‘