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I have a feeling that you're going to be much better off with loose leaf tea here. Teavana claims that their mate tea is good for 25-30 t/2ozs or ~15 cups. Considering that you can brew it 2-3 times, you can get 30-45 cups of tea from 2oz of dry tea. Condensing a Mate into a syrup you'd need to be able to concentrate it to the point of 1 oz making 45 cups ...


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You could do that, but it would not save much weight and will be perishable. The concentrate will have enough water to spoil. If you want to take this course still, prepare a concentrate by using about 4x as much mate and steeping somewhat longer. You can reduce it over low heat, but probably not enough to get a sludge without hurting the flavor. If you'...


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An alternative exists: simply buying ready-made instant yerba mate. It looks like this: As you can probably see, it's a fine powder, a teaspoon's worth is about equivalent to a fresh gourd fill - so, it's quite efficient for when you're on the go. Do note that: the powder is indeed fine and very sticky, so you have to take care when preparing your brew (e....


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There are green teas in China that have a 'toasty' flavour and that is usually achieved through pan frying. I would suggest to try that in a pan at home yourself (without oil). Make sure the leaves are continuously stirred, or they will burn. Check for instance this video (at 25 sec) for a demonstration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmKkVLadXKQ


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The best way to cure a mate is to boil it in milk. fill a deep pan with milk and wipe butter around the inside of your mate. place it in the pan of milk slowly bring the milk to a boil with your mate cup inside. let boil for a few minutes than you can take it out and let sit over night in the morning you can rinse it out with hot hot tap water, and your good ...


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