How to Maté?
Quick and simple
You can enjoy Maté in many ways. To get used to the flavor, we advise you to drink Maté like this first. Simple and quick, you’ll be enjoying your Maté in no time.
Here’s how you do it:
1. Add 5-10 grams Maté (1-2 Mr. Maté Spoons) to your gourd (calabaza)
2. Place the filter straw (bombilla) in the calabaza
3. Fill the calabaza with hot water (75-80 ºC)
4. Enjoy & Refill with water until Maté loses flavor!
Are you ready for the real deal? Then you can start making your Maté the traditional way.
Your South American friends (and we) will be proud!
Watch the video below to have a real matero explain how to Maté.
A quick tip: If you can’t figure out the Spanish, turn the subtitles on.
Calabazas are unique products of nature and therefore vary in color, size and shape.
You need to take good care of your calabaza and clean it after each use.
Calabazas don’t like the dishwasher!
Here's how you clean it:
Empty your Calabaza
Rinse with water
Put calabaza on bombilla to let water leak out
Dry completely and store in dry place
To become a true matero, there are some things you must (not) do.
1. Refill your Maté
Maté retains flavor, don’t dump the leaves out after one drink.
2. Share with friends
Drinking Maté is a very social activity. Take your Maté to your favorite spot and share it with friends!
3. Drink during work or study
Maté stimulates your mind while nourishing your body. Perfect to get through those rough Mondays!
1. Don't Move the bombilla!
Not stirring or moving the bombilla prevents small Maté particles from coming through the bombilla.
2. Don't steep the Maté
Drink immediately. If you steep the Maté for too long, it will become really strong.
3. Don't use boiling water
It will make the Maté bitter and burn some of those precious antioxidants.