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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.
TO EXPERIENCE THE FULL HEALTH BENEFITS OF YERBA MATE DAILY, WE RECOMMEND STEEPING 1-2 TABLESPOONS.
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.
I learned to drink mate in the traditional way from a gourd while living in Uruguay. Although eager to try it on my arrival, I was unimpressed and thereafter partook usually only one serving as an obligation to be social with friends. After about four or five months I was introduced to "terere", the cold version. I immediately liked that, as it was very refreshing in summer. Oddly enough, when re-introduced to the "hot" mate, somehow it tasted really good. Ha ha! So when people try my mate out of the gourd and don't like it, I tell them it took me six months to like it in South America.
Interestingly enough, when I serve people a mate with Guayaki Traditional blend in it, it seems I've had a higher success rate in people actually liking it the first time. I believe I first found the Guayaki brand in a store in Seattle. After really liking it, I looked it up online and ordered and have not bothered buying cheaper stuff ever since. It sounds funny, but for me, the perfection that the Traditional blend achieves in flavours elicits pleasure of almost orgasmic proportions.
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This is the epitome of excellence in yerba mate that you would expect from Guayaki.
This is the most economical product that you can buy from this company. If you're a long time drinker like I am then it only makes sense to purchase the traditional tea here in the 5 lb quantity.
Pros: Great deal for the money. One of the best deals on this tea there is.
-When soaked in hot water for a short period of time these leaves make a beverage that tastes great
-By sprinking this tea in a sacred geometric pattern and chanting the name of a video game character, that character will appear to you and guide you to a mastery of their respective game. Great for competetive online play.
-One day I was thinking: "Man that was a cool bag I had, until my cat got into it and rolled around in it and stuff.
-Gives +4 to intelligence & + 2 to stamina per use for 2 hours. Great for outsmarting and outrunning the cops
-Can be used as the carpet in hamster cages.
-Liquid resistant packaging. If you accidently set this down in a puddle of dog urine , your investment is protected.
-Can be used as an incentive reward for all sorts of odd jobs that you need the local neighborhood kids to do.
-Oral administration seems to increase libido in most people. When used strategically this practically pays for itself because hookers are expensive.
-Drinking this tea out of a gourd in public greatly increases your sucesptibility to unsolicited social interaction from random strangers, as well as suspicious looks from law enforcement officials.
-Sometimes I'll use water that's too hot so when I drink it I burn my mouth a little, forcing me to wait intil it cools down to consume it.
-Drinking this doesn't grant you the abillity to walk on water, so this isn't the best choice if you're trying to convince the cult you're running that you're the messiah.
-Contains no canabinoids or traces of THC, so if I'm out of bud and this tea is all I got guess who's gotta walk over to Jeff's place to buy another bag.
Other: -Frequent consumption may lead to wearing all hemp clothing and voting for the green party
Recently bought a 5 lb. bag of the loose tea online, ordering was easy and the tea arrived very quickly. My family and I drink mate every morning made in the french press and through out the day, iced or hot, we love the energy it gives us without the side effects of other caffeinated beverages and we LOVE how it tastes! Thank You Guayaki!
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This stuff is amazing. A couple of cups and I am a visionary. Thanks!
I always buy my Yerba Mate in bulk. It starts my day right. I like the whole ritual of making it every morning, using a cone filter over my big insulated cup. I much prefer the flavor of the bulk tea to the tea bags, and used to travel with the whole bunch of paraphernalia to make it. Now I purchase the bags for travel, but I do miss unique, earthy flavor of the bulk tea.
I kind of like the Guayaki Yerba Mate Loose Leaf because it does'nt give me groogy/nervous feeling. I drink it three-sometimes four times a day to get instant warm up for me here in Michigan weather. Using hot/not boiling water, I brew by the cup manually using unchlorinated coffee cone filter. As soon as my finger can withstand the hot water, I will sqeese the cone filter to get more juice outof it. And it makes it taste even better!
Great tea, great service.
Like you say, Yerba Mate gives me the energy boost of coffee, more antioxidants than green tea and the euphoria of chocolate! Helps my thinking, puts me in a good mood. I can't imagine a day without it! Love, love, love your Yerba Mate!
I'm three years in to the daily mate. I've never felt better. Go guayaki!
I've quit drinking coffee in favor of yerba mate. I started drinking it several years ago and it kind of grew on me. With a little stevia and the day is complete.
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