Brews just like coffee and tea. Coffee/Espresso Maker: Use 1 tbsp of yerba mate per cup of fresh water in the filter basket. Brew just like coffee. French Press/Tea Pot: Use 1 tbsp of yerba mate per cup of water. Add boiling water and steep for 3-10 minutes. Mate Latte: Add your favorite milk and sweetener to a cup of brewed yerba mate. Delicious hot or iced. Iced Mate: Brew a cup of hot mate, then add ice. Storage: Store your mate in a dry, air tight container or in this package, away from direct heat and light.