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Isa, it sure is 'würrgsam against hunger, this matetea'!!!

have to force myself and grab a bite mornings cause it does work!

Susana, nothing compares to the bulk mate!!
ask for it 'con palo'.......superior to the bags.

I do have bags for when I go on a trip, and do not take the 'matera and the bombilla' along.....although I do take my extra large mug!!!
can t leave that behind!
the tiny cups they serve, don t work for me!


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We've gone from coffee to mate... anything to keep us from the evil thing

So you put a couple of teaspoons on the matera. Then some nice hot water, how much? 1 teaspoon for 1 mug? then you let it rest? For how long? Then you serve it in a mug? And drink it with the bombilla?

It is all the paraphernalia that is intersting. I want to make sure I get all the kit


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I ve seen Argentinians really pack their materas with mate!!
like maybe 5 or 6 Tbls full!!
they just keep adding hot water to that, and sip throughout the day.

I prefer 2 Tbls and just fill the matera twice with water........then I m through with mate for the day!!

An Argentinian boy friend of my daughter s came over one late afternoon, he proceeded to make himself some mate.......he filled the whole matera up with palo!!!!
I almost had a shock!!!
I then sent them both off to buy me some more mate, he practically emptied my stash!!

he said that s the way they drink it 'back home'!!!! ''well not in this home'', I said!!

my hub flies to Argentina often, invited as professor to congresses.......
when he goes out shopping or whatever, he tells me the shop owners offer you a sip of their bombillas.....cause they re constantly filling them up with boiling water!!!
I m sure he does accept sips from good looking female shop owners, here 'entre nous'!!!
I rather keep my bombilla to myself, thank you!


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So it is meant for one to drink, with the aid of the bombillo (straw like item) from the matera.

It does not mater how long the water is in contact with the mate, as opposed to eg. green tea where one has to remove the leaves from the water at a specific time. Also, it does not mater how many times water is poured on the same mate. The power does not go or the flavour deteriorates.

So all I have to get is the matera, bombillo and mate con palo.


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I do not like leaving the water in the matera......
I drink it as soon as it has reached an agreeable temperature.

people do not leave the water standing and getting cold, this is the reason why they keep adding hot water.
mine doesn t taste as good if I fill it a third time...it does loose force and taste.
I believe it is entirely up to your taste buds as to how you prefer drinking it!


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Thanks Lola
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Found what seems like a good procedure here: http://www.gauchogourmet.com/M.....Category=PREPARACION"

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right, as I say, you can try whatever feels best.


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Hi Lola,
Alright! You have convinced me what with everyone's back and forth about yera mate con palo and how much better than coffee it is for a person, to try it again.  I have the tea bags in my cupboard and they are now out on the counter.

If memory serves it gave me a headache. Did anyone else have that reaction? It didn't seem to do much for me but for the sake of being more compliant with the BTD, I'll try again. Our local health food store didn't have any of the "con palo", but maybe Whole Foods does. The tea bags I have are GUAYAKI Organic that are "yerba mate leaves and stems, wood-dried and cedar wood aged". It is a fine powder. A good brand? Does wood-dried mean it was smoked? Avoid the smoked kind, yes?

Tomorrow morning is the time to try it as it a little late in the day now...although there is that third wall in the house to be painted today.....maybe try some now for go-get-em energy.

Thank you, Lola, and everyone for your imput.

Cordially,
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hope it doesn t keep you awake all night!! lol


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I have now tried to drink mate three different times and it just does not agree with me. I do get a headache with most new additions but I also did not feel well for a couple of hours. I was careful to use small doses but mate is not a "go" with me. Darn...
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sorry to hear that!


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ok, so  as most of you know I'm really OFF of coffee... I've been drinking green tea.. sometimes plain.. some days with some honey and soy... but this thread has really gotten me excited about getting out my mate thingie cup again.. I even saved some ground meat and onions for breakfast, so I am at least going to give this a try.. the hot mate... just to see... and I'm going to New Orleans Tuesday to see my daughter and it will be GOOD to take this with me and avoid all that wonderful Nawlins  Cafe DuMonde... mmm.. ( No No No noOoo)
I've had the mate for awhile.. does it go bad? I'm going to try it in the morning...
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I believe it doesn t go bad!
unless it were not properly dried before packaging which is not that probable.


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I've been on the program for about 6 months. The coffee topic caught my attention, I decided to give up my 30+ year coffee habit.  Bad move for me, I developed phlegm in my throat that never completely went away, consitpated, couldn't sleep and my blood pressure went through the roof.  All of these things lasted for 2 months.  The other things like headaches and nausia went away in a couple weeks.  After seeing my doctor, I have returned to coffee drinking, just 16 onces per day or less.  After 3 weeks I have no symptoms.  I'll have the blood pressure checked again by Dr in couple weeks. I completely understand the addiction, and anyone trying to give it up, best of luck to you.    

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Hi Dewdrop,

Thnak you for your feedback on Yerbe Mate. I didn't feel well when I first tried it and for some reason I thought that it was not safe to drink daily for an extended period of time. Some website I must have read but the Naturpathic Doctor at the local health food store said it was safe all around.

Still I decided to try it again last night after all the buzz and yes, Lola, drinking Yerba Mate at 5 pm did indeed kept me awake and alert. I painted that wall with 3 coats of paint and finished the trim to boot! It was 1:30 a.m. and I had set my alarm for 6 a.m. It was difficult to fall asleep and I could tell I had overextended myself which makes for a difficult sleep. Still that wall looks mighty nice. And only one more coat to go.

So the Yeba Mate definitely pumped me up, I felt it almost immediately. This morning I had 2 cups with breakfast and I'll see how it goes. I didn't notice any headache this time around and I felt fine to work.

It's too soon to tell if Yerba Mate can replace my coffee "forever" but I've had no coffee today and I am functioning on very little sleep.

That's unfortunate, janice g, that you felt poorly after drinking the mate. But isn't coffee, one cup, ok for an A? I seem to remember that one of the blood types can have some coffee and still be compliant.

Cordially,
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ok..ok..Lola...convinced me will swift to mate as well....there is also green mate....what is the difference in the tast to the normal-one and is there any difference of its *wüürrgsamkeit* .......
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I know only one kind of mate and it is quite green with twigs and all.

Margaret, I can just picture you painting away in the middle of the night!!


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Quoted from ISA-MANUELA
there is also green mate....what is the difference in the tast to the normal-one and is there any difference of its *wüürrgsamkeit*


I remember when I lived in Germany that I could only buy 'brown' (= roasted) mate, that is probably what you are thinking of Tomatilla. I have never seen the 'brown' one in Australia, here we only have the 'green' one.
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Tried yerba mate this morning but think i used too little water, I had 2 small sake cups full only. It was not unlike those yuk wheat grass shots that are popular...

-brewed 2 tblspns in a teapot as i dont have a matera / bombilla, and let the small amount of water pass thru the leaves and drank it pretty much straight after that, no sitting around waiting... was this incorrect?

More water required? I read on another site that the matera is usually filled almost with the mate and only a little water should be used as it is not recommended to take tea with allot of water.. but exactly how much is a little??

tomorrow shall i try leaving it brew a little longer like green tea? And perhaps double the water...
I like that it was only a small shot like amount to drink as it is not so nice to drink allot of tea anyhow.

ooh, and i think the brown mate is the smoked variety??

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ok, so I didn't eat the meat and onions and mate for breakfast.. I DID have green tea with honey and soy.... sighs... well , at least it's not coffee!!! I had the meat and onions for lunch... but
.. my poor husband is now trying to give up coffee.. he's AB... he deveoloped a BAD cold the first few days of no coffee... maybe detoxing instead of a cold??? he has felt awful.. now he's doing a bit better...  we are both doing this together.. the real test will be  for me in New Orleans where they have the wonderful cafe du monde.. mmmm.. I'm taking my green tea with me!!  I am just going to say  NO NO NO to the cresants and coffee and beniets..!!  accKKkKkkkkkk
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joan, yes try more water......

sheri, I know you ll have a great time in NO!!


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Good Morning All,

The second day with no coffee, only Yerba Mate. Two teabags and two cups of Yera Mate around breakfast time.

Don't miss the "up" or the taste of coffee, in fact hot cocoa was almost forgotton altogether. I applied the last coat of paint on the wall yesterday evening and with my husband's help, moved the furniture back into the room.

Maybe this will be a pattern. I feel well. Slept soundly through the night. Alert this am. The plan is to purchase some loose YM con palo to try, when I can find it.

One comment, though, off in the far recesses of my head is a mere hint of a headache, a small shadow in the corner, so to speak.

Steady as she goes.

Cordially,
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in the far recesses of my head is a mere hint of a headache, a small shadow in the corner, so to speak.


that could possibly be the adjusting and detox from the x coffee consumption!
hope you get your stash of yerba with 'palo'.......it might be less processed than the tea bags.


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Thank you, Lola.

You have a point about detoxing. Hopefully this is as bad as it gets if that is what it is.
I also feel motivated to find that YM with palo sooner rather than later to avoid the processing.

Cordially,
Margaret


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