Preparing mate is a ritual in itself! Indeed, the infusion method requires a few simple preparation steps. Today we present to you 4 classic mistakes that generally occur during the first steps in the world of mate! In order to enjoy your mate to its full potential, like a true Argentino, we invite you to learn about the 4 missteps not to make!
Don't let it steep!
The preparation of mate is unique! In fact, you add your water, you drink instantly, then you start again. There is no infusion time required like when preparing green tea, black tea or chamomile for example. In this sense, it is not recommended to let the herb infuse for more than 5 minutes. After this time, it will have taken too long to wash the grass. Indeed, the taste of the infusion will be much too pronounced, thus making your mate too bitter.
Do not use boiling water!
To enjoy a good mate, it is recommended to use unboiled water. In fact, we recommend a temperature between 70 and 80 degrees. Boiling water could burn the minerals and nutrients in the leaf, and it could burn your tongue! Indeed, as the infusion is drunk instantly, the water must be at an acceptable temperature for immediate consumption.
Don't drown your grass!
When preparing mate, it is important to create the famous mountain of herbs (Also called Montanita). This mountain makes it possible to create a ditch, into which water is added in stages. Indeed, as the herb can be infused up to 15 times, it is important to add water to the herb gradually: respecting the gradation of the herb. In this sense, it is important not to completely drown the herb from the first infusions. So that your infusion is always fresh and tasty.
Don't play with the bombilla!
The filter straw was created centuries ago exclusively for the consumption of yerba mate . This unique straw with filter at the end allows you to sip mate without having leaves going into your mouth. However! It is essential not to move the straw. When pressed, it should stay in place. If it is moved or used to stir the herb, you risk blocking the filter, and thus causing leaves to come up into the mouth. So remember never to move the bombilla!
By knowing these mistakes now, you are ready to avoid them!
Good tasting !
MAS MATE FOR FAVOR! ❤️🔥