Hot Yerba Mate: Place a yerba mate tea bag in a cup of hot water. Steep 5-10 minutes. Mate Latte: Add your favorite milk and sweetener to a cup of brewed yerba mate. Delicious hot or iced. Terere (cold mate): Steep hot, then add ice and lemon or fresh mint to taste. Storage: Store you mate in a dry, air tight container or in this package, away from direct heat and light.