Instant Yerba Mate Pajarito
Pajarito is one of the most popular and most important brands of yerba mate in Paraguay. This instant yerba mate blend is ideal for preparing a delicious hot or iced mate with minimal fuss and no mess. Perfect on the go, or away from your home e.g. at work.
Ingredients: 100% Yerba Mate
Brewing Your YerbaMate
The tradition of drinking yerba mate is such an important part of the South American culture, specifically in Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil, although it is also enjoyed in other South American countries. Typically, it is drunk from a natural gourd (a hollowed out fruit) used as a cup, and then sipped through a metal straw known as a bombilla that has a filtered end to separate the infusion from the yerba leaves.
However it is commonly enjoyed in instant form for convenience. The taste is the same as the traditional loose leaf prepared brew. It is important not to brew with boiling water. The ideal temperature is 82C but if you don’t have a thermometer don’t worry – if you switch your kettle off a little before it is furiously boiling, this will be fine. To prepare, use the measuring scoop and add hot water to 1 scoop of instant yerba mate pajarito.
If you find it too strong and bitter, reduce the quantity used. If you like a very strong infusion, try 2 scoops.
For iced yerba mate, simply brew with cold water.