If you're looking for a clean, afternoon pick me up without the jittery feeling of coffee, or the poison that is in 5-Hour energy, give this VERY basic recipe a try.
-Loose leaf yerba mate. We prefer it with hierbas serranas which gives it a minty taste.
-Cane sugar (optional)
-A mate gord
-A bombilla (straw)
-Fill the gord halfway with yerba mate
-If desired, add a tablespoon of cane sugar
-Pour hot water until the gord is full
-Pass to the person sitting next to you