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  • #16
    Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
    Yep, like a shot of tequila and a line of coke only your combo is much better for you. Enjoy
    One of the reasons I am more productive in ketosis is that I can keep reality in my mind. I keep track of priorities based on "most to least important" and being in ketosis seems to eliminate the fog in my brain that keeps me from accurately determining where to place things on this list of priorities.

    Wow, if I've found a legal, safe, and even arguably HEALTHFUL way to simulate recreational drugs, then I might be onto something here.

    "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."

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    • #17
      Love it! Will add it to my list Thanks DR..

      You know all those things you wanted to do: You should go do them.

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      • #18
        Yerba mate is great stuff! I used to drink a lot of it when camping in the Atacama desert, sipping it trough the bombilla and meditating under the starry sky! And yes, it gives a special buzz, if taken strong as it should of course...
        "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

        - Schopenhauer

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Chaohinon View Post
          Check out peoples' experiences on Erowid, lots of folks report a "high"-like effect. Really though it's just that mate has an award-winning combination of chemicals that energize and relax the body & mind.

          And fwiw, mate + weed is the best drug combination, bar none, at least for those of us who aren't into the hard stuff.
          This explains why mate is so popular in my neck of the woods.
          Life is death. We all take turns. It's sacred to eat during our turn and be eaten when our turn is over. RichMahogany.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Gorbag View Post
            Yerba mate is great stuff! I used to drink a lot of it when camping in the Atacama desert, sipping it trough the bombilla and meditating under the starry sky! And yes, it gives a special buzz, if taken strong as it should of course...
            I brew mine at about a strength of one tablespoon per "tea/coffee cup" (six ounces), brew the same leaves about three times. I know you can rebrew the same leave MANY more times than that, but I like my mate strong and I think it gets a bit weak on fourth and successive brewings.

            I find I can drink as much of it as I want and never suffer from too much caffeine like coffe can easily do. Even if I have consumed as much caffeine as I might have from coffee, it definately hits me differently, so I have a MUCH higher tollerance.
            "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Drumroll View Post
              I brew mine at about a strength of one tablespoon per "tea/coffee cup" (six ounces), brew the same leaves about three times. I know you can rebrew the same leave MANY more times than that, but I like my mate strong and I think it gets a bit weak on fourth and successive brewings.
              You are brewing it far too weak to my taste Drumroll! Here in South America we drink yerba mate from a special wooden cup and we use a metal bombilla to drink through. Fill up the cup 2/3 full with mate and pour on warm water! You can refill it until the taste weakens, normally 3-4 times...

              MateCup1sm_.jpg
              "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

              - Schopenhauer

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Gorbag View Post
                You are brewing it far too weak to my taste Drumroll! Here in South America we drink yerba mate from a special wooden cup and we use a metal bombilla to drink through. Fill up the cup 2/3 full with mate and pour on warm water! You can refill it until the taste weakens, normally 3-4 times...
                Sorry, but I don't have a bombilla or gourd, so using that method really isn't practical for me, alas... My brew comes out plenty strong because I use a coffee machine. I actually think that this produces a far stronger brew than using a tea strainer or French press or anything. I'm not sure why this is, but I can taste it in the cup!

                I could play around with more leaves I guess, but who knows if I might end up going overboard since I'm using the coffee machine method. At first I felt unauthentic using this method, but research revealed that many South Americans use this method when spending the day at home because it's easier and less messy and only break out the gourd when they're out and about. There is obviously different preferences however.

                I've also tried the terer้ method (steeping mate in ice cold water for 40-60 minutes) and that is pretty nice for the summertime.
                "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Drumroll View Post
                  Sorry, but I don't have a bombilla or gourd, so using that method really isn't practical for me, alas... My brew comes out plenty strong because I use a coffee machine. I actually think that this produces a far stronger brew than using a tea strainer or French press or anything. I'm not sure why this is, but I can taste it in the cup!
                  Interesting, I may try it one day. Yerba mate is a great drink, but if brewing it strong it can upset your stomach until getting used to it!

                  Here some more info:

                  Gourds - yerba mate
                  "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

                  - Schopenhauer

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Gorbag View Post
                    Interesting, I may try it one day. Yerba mate is a great drink, but if brewing it strong it can upset your stomach until getting used to it!
                    Well, I prefer "Gong-fu" style tea brewing which uses about three times the amount of tea leaves as normal "western" brewing does. It's how most Chinese people brew their teas in fact. But those accustomed to weaker Western brewing methods might have stomach issues as well. So I'd probably do ok with more mate leaves in my brew.

                    It'd really be more of a question of the proper ratio of leaf to water. I can't really guesstimate based on the size of my vessel when the vessel is a drip coffee machine. Playing around would be necessary and probably result in some overly strong and ruined cups until I got it right. Heh.

                    Unless you had a good estimate for the amount of leaf you use per six ounces (one cup for coffee and tea measures) of water roughly?
                    "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Drumroll View Post
                      Unless you had a good estimate for the amount of leaf you use per six ounces (one cup for coffee and tea measures) of water roughly?
                      I'm afraid I haven't, because I have never been drinking Yerba without the traditional equipment, but in the link I posted above you can get an indication of a rather traditional way to prepeare it. Good luck with your experiments...
                      "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

                      - Schopenhauer

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Gorbag View Post
                        I'm afraid I haven't, because I have never been drinking Yerba without the traditional equipment, but in the link I posted above you can get an indication of a rather traditional way to prepeare it. Good luck with your experiments...
                        One of these days I might want to invest in a good gourd and bombilla, yep. But for now, experimenting to find a nice, strong brew that isn't overpowering will be the key.
                        "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."

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                        • #27
                          is this it?

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                          • #28
                            I'm having a cup now - made in a French press. Tastes a bit like some ginseng tea I had years ago.

                            Too soon to tell re: effects. Anything interesting and I'll report back.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Ayla2010 View Post
                              is this it?
                              Yerba mate and mint leaves in teabags?! Not the "real thing" in my opinion...
                              "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

                              - Schopenhauer

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                              • #30
                                oh crap really? Damn I ordered some

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