How To Make Tereré (Cold Brew Yerba Mate)

by | Sep 23, 2023 | Yerba Mate, Yerba Mate Guides

Tereré is a refreshing cold beverage made from yerba mate. It is the national drink of Paraguay and is also popular in Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil. Tereré is typically made with cold water, ice, fruits and herbs, and it can be sweetened or unsweetened.

Here’s one of the many recipes to make tereré:


  • 1/2 cup yerba mate
  • Cold water (optional: with slices of orange or limes)
  • Ice cubes
  • Optional: herbs, such as mint or lemongrass
  • Glass, ceramic or metal cup (We recommend not using your gourd because the fruity taste will stick around)
  • A bombilla


  1. Fill the gourd or glass halfway with yerba mate.
  2. Pour the cold water or juice over the yerba mate, making sure not to overfill the gourd or glass.
  3. Place the bombilla into the yerba mate.
  4. Add ice cubes and herbs, if desired.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

If you are looking for a refreshing twist of yerba mate, tereré is a great option. It is easy to make and can be customized to your taste. So next time you are looking for a way to cool down and quench your thirst, give tereré a try.