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VISIT 3 GUAYAKI YERBA MATE PROJECTS
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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.
Sweeten with honey you have the best tea in the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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My two 5lb. bags are always speedily delivered without a hitch. The quality, consistency and flavor are important to me and Guayaki' has never disappointed. If you haven't ordered in the larger quantities you miss out on a meaningful discount and free delivery. Most importantly, the taste is truly the best I've ever tried and I live in a town where there are something on the order of fifteen or twenty popular brands available. Yummie.
We have totally switched our home from coffee to Yerba Mate and love it!
When we have run out of tea and drink coffee again we can really tell the difference in our energy levels through out the day! With the tea our energy is more stable and doesn't seem to spike and then leave us feeling terrible!
Thank you for providing a quality drink!
Makes my day and gives back! Love it!
Hi, I love yerbe mate, but I drink it like a girl. haha. I have figured out the ratio of stevia/tea/ 150 degree water that I can't live without. You all would probably think it's too sweet the way I like it. But I buy it by the 5 pound pkgs. so I never run out! Thanks for bringing this gift to the world.
I've been drinking Guayaki's yerba mate for several years now. Even though I like some of the new blends, I always default back to ordering the traditional loose-leaf mate- 5 lbs bag. I make 6-8 cups at a time in my coffee pot- just put it in the pot and let it steep, then pour through a strainer. Thanks Guayaki
I love Yerba Mate', have drunk it daily for many years. Guayaki has the best, richest flavor of any brand, and I've tried many through the years. I like their attitude, I like their mate' ... in short, I have been a faithful re-orderer for a long time!
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I know what I like and I love the 5 lb bag of loose leaf. Usually these days, I brew it in a french press... adding cold water to get the Mate wet, then adding (not quite boiling) water and steep for 3-5.
Then I add Strauss mild from the bottle.. no sugar.
As usual, my 5# traditional Mate arrived safe and intact and earlier than expected. Nothing but kudos!
Thanks Guayaki team for putting out the best Yerba Mate on the planet. Finding this tea is the best thing that ever happened to me and I tell almost everybody about it. I have been drinking Mate for about 7 years now and I have been free of any sickness including the flu and colds. I would also like to get some Yerba Mate bumper stickers, but can't find any. If guayaki could make them I would be one of the first in line to buy them. Thanks and keep up the great work. =)
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