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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.
Commonly Asked Questions:
WHAT DOES ENLIGHTEN MINT TASTE LIKE?
Enlighten Mint has a minty flavor with a touch of honey flavor, and an earthy note from the yerba mate. It's easy drinking and clean tasting, and not too sweet.
HOW DO THEY COMPARE TO THE BOTTLED MATE DRINKS?
The bottled mate drinks are more 'juicy' and 'earthy' and come in glass bottles. The cans have a lighter and brighter flavor. The glass bottled Empower Mint is more pepper minty while the Enlighten Mint can has more of a spearmint honey flavor.
IS IT CARBONATED?
NO. But, they are under minimal pressure so the cans maintain integrity when shipped.
HOW DO YOU PRONOUNCE GUAYAKI?
Gway-uh-kee Yer-bah Mah-tay
IS IT AN ENERGY DRINK?
Not in the traditional sense, but many people experience energy from drinking mate as well as clarity of mind. Each can has 150 mg of caffeine, which is equivalent to a cup of coffee.
WHAT IS YERBA MATE?
Mate has the strength of coffee, the health benefits of tea, and the euphoria of chocolate. Yerba mate is made from the naturally caffeinated and nourishing leaves of the celebrated South American rainforest holly tree (Ilex paraguariensis). Learn more here: http://guayaki.com/mate/130/What-is-Yerba-Mate%3F.html
WHERE DOES YERBA MATE COME FROM AND HOW IS IT MADE?
Guayaki Enlighten Mint
Guayakí Yerba Mate is a high energy infusion made from the leaves of the celebrated South American mate tree.
For centuries, South America's Aché Guayakí tribe have sipped yerba mate daily from a traditional gourd for its powerful rejuvenative effects. These rainforest people find tremendous invigoration, focus and nourishment in yerba mate and revere it as the "drink of the gods".
Guayakí’s mission is to steward and restore 200,000 acres of South American Atlantic Rainforest and create over 1000 living wage jobs by 2020 by leveraging our Market Driven Restoration Model.
*****5 Stars: BevNET Review: With their Lemon Elation variety, which won BevNETs Best of 2009 Awards for Best New Tea and Best Packaging Design, Guayaki has a tough act to follow. Fortunately, what they've created with their Enlighten Mint flavor is spot on, blending just the right amounts of mate, peppermint, sugar, and honey. Its an extremely easy product to drink, with a smooth flavor that’s clean from start to finish. And of course, this being mate, it has 150 mg of natural caffeine per can but is still low in calories (112 per can). Packaging is a nice continuation of what they developed for their Lemon Elation product, with small visual differentiators (a green accent color and a female face) made to their vibrant looking can design. It somehow manages to feel hip and authentic, giving it a leg up on Guayakis bottled products. USDA Organic and Fair Trade certifications are prominently displayed, which certainly bolsters this product's premium vibe. Overall, a really well executed product from Guayaki.
Guayaki's Fantastic Energy drink is a real EnlightenMint
Leave it to Guayaki to not only make Yerba Made not only a
delicious caffeinated treat, but to make it very hip and healthy
as well. They have been making Mint Yerba Mate tea for
years now, but have just released it as an energy drink with
some beautiful packaging, sweetened to perfection and lightly
lifts spirits as well as the culture at large as well.
This company has created an empire around creating and
sustaining the life that surrounds the Ache Guayaki tribe, who
are the ones who produce Yerba Mate. This company has a
mission to steward and restore some 200,000 acres of rain
forest and help create 1000 jobs. Every time you buy a
Guayaki product, you work towards helping maintain a way of
life, plus you know you are getting some very healthy stuff -
full of organic high quality ingredients.
It was very very hard to stop drinking more than one of them.
While I liked their other Yerba Mate energy drink, Lemon
Elation, I found this to be even better! The strong honey flavor
blended with the flavor of real mint for a very unique
experience. Usually when companies say that something is
mint, they mean it has that strong fakey peppermint that
leaves a menthol breath freshness. Not the case here.
This has real mint, like the kind I can find in my garden. This
seemed to be a very natural fit for the mate tea - and is
without doubt the easiest to consume cold drink I have had in
years. I could easily finish off three or four of these in one
sitting if they were around.
Of course everything is Organic, as well as KSA certified Orthodox Kosher. This is about as
good for your body as a drink could get. Yerba Mate has tons of health benefits, including
fighting bad breath, gastrointestinal problems, weight loss and of course sweet sweet
caffeinated energy. There is a minimal amount of ingredients in here, mostly mate, peppermint,
sugar, and honey.
There is 150 mg of natural caffeine per can, which is a bit less that you can find in your regular
energy drinks. While 150mg is not very much, It is if you can't stop at just 1 can. If this had a
stronger dose of caffeine this would be the perfect energy drink. As it is, it is still pretty damn
This line of cans is a big step for Guayaki, a company which usually creates packaging with
Olde Tyme lettering, crests, wreaths and flags. Instead of going for that crowd, the drinks make
a radical departure, using very bold illustrations and bright colors - wise move. For this flavor
they use a woman of indeterminate age holding up a juice box. My guess is this is supposed to
be a gourd, the traditional device for drinking Mate out of. However, I can't help it, it looks more
like a Capri Sun foil pouch than anything else. While not necessarily innovative, they have about
as good an energy drink can possibly get!
• Organic Certified
• Fair Trade Certified
• Gluten Free
• Soy Free
• Dairy Free
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.
Shipping Notes: The only way to have any other shipping method other than UPS GROUND on this product is to call Guayaki during normal business hours and speak with a customer care representative and "confirm" that you would like a certain method. In most cases, the cost will be between $40 and $70 to ship within the US. Thank you for your understanding.
California Orders: CRV tax of .60 cents per case will be charged on orders to California. (CRV will show up in shopping cart at check out.)