Tea of the Month April 2022: Yerba Mate
April's tea of the month is Yerba Mate. A popular South American herbal drink, the Mate we have selected is the most popular in Argentina and has a bright and citrusy flavor with an earthy note.
Also included in every Tap For Tea April box is a traditional Bombilla which is a filter/straw so you can experience your Mate in style!
Brewing Yerba Mate is an art form with a long history and tradition often beginning with a special cup or bowl made from a gourd. It can be brewed hot or cold, or in-between by beginning with room temperature water and then adding some hot (not boiling) water to the infusion. There are a lot of great videos and guides online, and we recommend learning about the various techniques and preparations, but it can also be brewed similarly to tea with a normal cup or mug without issue.