DIY Club Mate

The project is about brewing our own Club Mate lemonade.

I made one attempt in creating my own Club Mate already. The last time I brew a huge batch of 9 liters. And the end result was "OK", but not perfect. So I thought of a different brewing process to improve and find my perfect Mate recipe.

I brew in multiple batches of 1 liter each. Each batch has it's own iteration of the recipe.
And I want to have a sirup, which I can dilute.

The brewing process

  1. Heat water (do not boil) and brew the tea.
  2. Add sugar/sirup, citric acid, caffeine
  3. Dilute
  4. Carbonize

1. Recipe

1L Water
10g of Mate Tea (10 Minutes)
1g of Caffeine
2,5 Pkg of Citric Acid
150 "ml" of Cane Sugar
1/4 Teaspoon of E150c

Opinions:

dilute 1:1
Boom! Unbalanced. To strong. Too much tea flavor.
Too much the same thing.
Too sweet, too much tea. More like sirup.
Joan, Lukas, Niklas

dilute 1:2
Balances the flavors quite well. Lemony but still sweet with the mate flavor.
Definitely the best. Sauer, aber lecker.
Etwas zuviel Zitrone.
Viel zu sauer.
Zitronig-Süß.
Zu sauer.
Plus citronier, c'est bon.
Zuviel Zitrone.
Joan, Lukas, Niklas, Claudine, Alex, Fabian, Kriesse, Pauline, Bernd
+3

dilute 1:3
Too weak. +2
Joan, Lukas, Niklas

dilute 1:2 & carbonized 2 times


2. Recipe

1L Water
10g of Mate Tea (5 Minutes)
1 Pkg of Citric Acid
150 "ml" of Cane Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon of E150c

dilute 1:2
Etwas zuviel Zucker (zuwenig bitter) und eventuell den Tee länger ziehen lassen.
Schon sehr lecker, Eistee-ig aber könnte etwas mehr pepp haben. Etwas zu "wässrig".
Nicht zu süß ist gut.
Gesetzer, kann man mehr von trinken als Rezept #1.
Lieber mehr Teegeschmack, weniger von Zitrone/Zucker. Besser als Rezept #1.
Zuwenig pepp.
Farblich ansprechend, angenehmster Geschmack zwischen 1# und #3.
Ist am besten.
Ein kleinen Tick mehr Zitrone und kräftiger.
Claudine, Alex, Gerrit, Fabian, Kriesse, Pauline, Jan, Thilo

3. Recipe

1L Water
10g of Mate Tea (10 Minuten)
1 Pkg of Citric Acid
100 "ml" of Cane Sugar
1/8 Teaspoon of E150c

dilute 1:2
Nix dahinter.
Zuviel vom falschen Geschmack.
Pauline, Bernd

4. Recipe
(starting again from Recipe #2)

1L Water
10g of Mate Tea (10 Minutes)
1 1/2 Pkg of Citric Acid
150 "ml" of Cane Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon of E150c

dilute 1:2

5. Mate Jelly Shots

1L Water
10g of Mate Tea (10 Minutes)
50 "ml" of Agave Sweetener Sirup
1 Pkg of Instant Jelly Powder