I love the stuff and drink several glasses of it every day, iced. And I keep a pitcher in the frig at all times.
I've grown used to the taste over the years but sometimes I'll add a drop or two of stevia if I want something sweet.
The last couple years I've taken to mixing it with white tea and I think it softens the weird taste of the yerba mate. I'll put two tbsp of white tea and one tbsp of yerba mate in a french press and run it through two steep cycles of hot water. Pour into an ice filled pitcher and good to go.
I get both teas in bulk online and the bags last me a good long while.
I don't know that yerba mate is the magic bullet it's made out to be but I'm pretty confident that at least some of the benefits are real... especially when combined with a primal diet. I sleep better and poop WAY better. It certainly has a benefit in that it replaces all the coffee and Diet Pepsi I used to consume.
Last edited by denasqu; 03-05-2012 at 05:51 AM.
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