Questions about the selection and preparation of tea leaves and beverages.

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What is the proper way to make a cup of mate?

I've seen different videos on how to make a perfect cup of mate. After putting loose tea in the gourd, some people cover the gourd and shake it upside down, some people shake it on its side, some ...
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What is a good technique to make Iced Tea?

I've seen methods that call for different variations of boiling tea bags - throwing in ice cubes, soaking tea leaves overnight - refrigerate, slowly pouring the tea over a large chunk of ice after ...
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Is it recommended to rinse the teapot with boiling water before putting the tea leaves in?

Is it recommended to rinse the teapot with boiling water, or does that make no difference?
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Are there any savoury dishes using matcha tea?

I know that you can use matcha powder in a similar way to chocolate in sweet foods but are there any savoury dishes you can make with it?