How do you drink yerba mate tea?
Getting started with yerba mate is simple. Grab yourself a handful of mate, add the herb into a frenchpress, teapot, or traditional mate gourd, then add hot water (or make it cold), wait a few minutes, then enjoy. That’s all you need to start drinking yerba mate, especially if you’re a a beginner.
Does yerba mate give you euphoria?
Its stimulating effects are fairly similar in nature to cocaine and its relaxing, euphoric effects are somewhat akin to marijuana. I find it interesting that people gather in circles to pass around and share yerba mate the way people share marijuana.
How much caffeine does yerba mate have?
The caffeine content in a cup (about 150 mL) of Yerba Mate tea is comparable to that in a cup of coffee and is about 80 mg [1,11,20].