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How to prepare and prime a good mate

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The mate It is an infusion that comes from the Guarani Indians, which is prepared based on yerba mate (dried and ground plants) and hot water. It is a traditional drink in countries like Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and areas of Brazil, Bolivia and Chile.

En.com we teach you how to prepare and prime a good mate.

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We will start with heat the water. This should be heated over low heat. Remove water from heat before it boils.

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Now we will pour the grass in the mate, but we should not fill it completely, but only a ¾ part of it. You can also add a small spoonful of sugar if you don't like bitter mates.

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With one hand, cover the mouth of the mate and shake it up so that all the grass and sugar are mixed well if you have added it. Return the mate to its correct position ensuring that the grass is all to the side.

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Make a hole in the center of the grass and pour warm water. Just a little, and the water should not be hot since the grass can burn. Let rest for a few minutes.

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Enter the bulb because of the hole you have previously made in the grass. Some people have problems with this step since the bulb remains on the surface of the grass, so they prefer to place the bulb before filling the mate with the herb.

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Now you can start prime the mate, pouring warm water to the mouth of the mate with care not to cause spills.

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Don't move the bulb from side to side. This is a custom that many people have but it is not necessary at all, but quite the opposite as it affects the duration of the mate.

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