Whoa, whoa, whoa!!!
Mate is for poor people?!?!?!?!?!?!
And from plastic cup?!?!?!?!?!?!?
Than give me a tent and plastic cups factory
Yeah, if you strain it and drink it from plastic cup, than I can imagine, that you don't like it
To: SOAPY, LUCIEN23
Joe wrote, that he love mate, so don't listen to his second reply and excuse him, he was definetly just drunk from to much bad coffee and doesn't know, what he's saying
Mate is let's say like PuErh.. People either don't like it, or love it. It has very strong taste, kinda grassy, bitter taste, and I think you have to find the way to like it. It took me few years of drinking Mate with caramelised sugar, before I started enjoying pure Mate, and now eventhough I like really decent and fine taste of BaiMuDan, Tamaryokucha or BiLuoChunCha, than Mate I like really strong and bitter. But it's like with everything.. Who liked olives for the first time? Or beer? Coffee? Your taste evolves, so keep on trying, and either you will love it, or it will come back to you next year
But eventhough I understand, that if you start with Mate, you have to prepare it in a mug with a strainer, once you like, immediatelly buy kalabasa with bombilla - it's just so much better! And you can actually drink let's say third or half, than pour hot water from thermos, leave for few minutes, and you have full kalabasa of good Mate again! You obviously have to leave the leaves inside, and it gets stronger and better every brew actually ;o).
It's just perfect tea, and by the way - it's always YOUR taste and YOUR choice, so don't mind those, who don't know how to appreciate it ;o).