This is all brand new to me, and I couldn’t resist not giving it a shot because of the name alone.
I’ve never had yerba mate before. Or guayusa. So this is all entirely new but today I really really need some sort of pick me up. I decided to go see my doctor but no of course I have to actually go to a psychiatrist for this and no of course they are not there at work past 4pm. I kind of need some sort of expert written letter to explain my whole lack of a) knowing I had a test today and b) not going to said test… soooo not helpful.
And so I am basically worn out because I don’t want to hear “it will be better” when I have to wait another freaking day and then probably some more. So, something that will prevent me from going to sleep right now it is without resorting to Red Bull.
Since I have no idea what these things taste like, I can kind of get an idea from the tea though. I get grassy and earthy. It’s got both roasted and green mate. Everything goes so well with the orange and lemon flavors. It smells like candy, but it doesn’t taste like it because it’s definitely earthy. The citrus helps reign it in though, because I think by itself this would be a bit much.
So I had no idea how to steep it and used 195* water and steeped for 3 1/2 minutes. I think it worked just fine. I’m sure boiling water is what it’s supposed to be but I’m pretty comfortable with these results.
I wonder if this would work iced?