Winter Yerba Maté Blend & Gift Giving DIY With Guayaki
We are in the depths of Winter now, the days are shorter and sometimes it feels like forever since you’ve seen the sun. Our energy levels are low as we muddle through the stress this season puts on our bodies. I’ve found one of the best ways to find joy, comfort, AND energy during Winter is by enjoying a cup (or several) of invigorating maté. Sipping on my bombilla feels extra special during the quiet afternoons as the snow falls. So I was inspired by this ritual which truly felt nothing short of magical to make it even better by crafting a special wintertime blend with keynote flavors of the season. Make a large batch for yourself, and share the love with the perfect DIY waste-free gift.
One and a Half Cups Guayaki Loose Leaf Yerba Mate
2 Tablespoon Whole Cloves
3 or more Cinnamon Sticks
2 Tablespoons Dried Rosehips
*Makes enough to fill a 16oz Glass Tereré Bottle- About 2 Cups of Blend
First start by preparing the oranges: Preheat your oven to 250 degrees fahrenheit. Slice your orange into thin slices and place on oven racks carefully. Set a timer for 2-3 hours and make sure to turn the oranges several times.
Once the oranges are done, use your hands to rip them up into small pieces.
Combine orange pieces, yerba mate, cloves, cinnamon, and rose hips into a large bowl and stir until ingredients are evenly mixed.
Using a large funnel, carefully pour your mate blend into a storage container of choice- reuse a glass Guayaki tereré bottle, they make the perfect container to give as a gift. I attached a bombilla with twine around mine to create a perfect small waste-free gift set. Label container with date, ingredients, and instructions if giving as a gift.
5. To make a cup of your winter mate blend: Add 2 teaspoons to a gourd or 8oz mug of choice, pour a small amount of cold water, add bombilla, pour hot water, + come to life all Winter long!
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*Creativity is always encouraged*
Get your Guayaki Yerba Mate Loose Leaf + other products at your local health food store and online here: www.guayaki.com