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VISIT 3 GUAYAKI YERBA MATE PROJECTS
GUAYAKI BUSINESS MODEL EXPLAINED
Guayakí’s MARKET-DRIVEN-RESTORATION business model directly links our customer’s purchases to our partner farming communities in the South American Atlantic Rainforests. Guayakí’s partners sustainably harvest organic yerba mate from rainforest grown cultivations and reforestation projects, generating a renewable income stream which enables these communities to improve their lives and restore their lands. Learn more here.
The uplifting and nourishing choice of health-minded individuals, yerba mate boasts 24 vitamins and minerals, 15 amino acids and abundant antioxidants. Yerba mate is also known for its adaptogen-like qualities, which include reducing the effects of occasional stress.
Of the six commonly used stimulants in the world, yerba mate, coffee, tea, kola nut, cocoa and guarana, yerba mate, with naturally occurring caffeine, triumphs as the most balanced, delivering both energy and nutrition.
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Place yerba mate in the French press. Add hot water and steep for 3-10 minutes. We recommend using 1-2 tbsp of loose mate per cup. First, moisten the mate with cool water to protect the nutrients and flavor, then ADD HOT (NOT BOILING) WATER.
Place yerba mate in filter basket, then brew. We recommend using 1-2 tbsp of loose mate per cup. First, moisten the mate with cool water to protect the nutrients and flavor, then run the machine as usual.
Yerba mate brews well in most espresso makers. Place 1-2 tbsp of loose mate in a double espresso portafilter. Pull a long shot for a total of 4 oz. Great for making mate lattés.
Mate Latte Recipe:
Brew an 8 oz. cup of Guayakí Yerba Mate. Add sweetener (sugar, honey, or maple syrup) to taste and 4 oz. of steamed milk of choice. Top off with milk foam. Makes a 12 oz. latté.
Yerba mate is traditionally prepared in a gourd and shared among a circle of friends. Welcome the moments of community born of your own mate circle.
Love my San Mateo Mate! I love everything that I get from Guayaki for that matter, keep up the great work guys!
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I am ordering this yerba from Germany; the delivery costs, and additional taxes make the price very high for me. However, even then it is really worth its price, as this fresh, tasty,dust-free yerab is the best Yerba I have ever got.
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Love it- Keep up the great work!
Highly satisfied with this company and product!
Would highly recommend this tea and buying through this company as opposed to doing so over amazon with the price increase on the un-smoked tea for no apparent just cause.
I don't need to say anymore! This is a high quality product for a great price, especially if you buy 2 bags at a time when they are on sale. The customer service, packaging and shipping were all fantastic as well. Thanks again! Will continue to do business with you!
My husband and I have been buying the one pound bags of our favorite San Mateo organic air dried Yerba mate for a couple of years. We just started buying the five pound bulk bags, which is already saving us money and a lot of extra trips to the store, which feels great. Thanks Guayaki!
The best yerba mate! It's really gentle on my stomach and I appreciate the packaging as well. I used to order the regular one, tried also the biodynamic one, but this is my favorite because is the gentlest on my stomach. Will definitely order again.
I enjoy San Mateo mate every day. I also enjoy green tea every day too. Every so often I also drink African red tea and also various herbal teas, also ginseng. The most important for me is San Mateo mate by Guayaki. It has a delightful taste and is energizing. I feel like I am in on a secret, I can't understand why more other people don't get hip to it. They're just missing out. For me, it's irreplaceable.
I'm a longtime drinker of mate, starting with a gourd but normally using a tea press. I've primarily enjoyed the original blend but also tried several others and the San Mateo is my favorite. It's a little brighter like an earthy green tea. I prefer to let it steep only a very short time, a minute or less, so it's not too strong and I can enjoy several cups.
The sweet herb taste of San Mateo is a nice change of pace from Traditional. I tend to go back & forth every other month, using a French Press & electric kettle.
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