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Johanna

USA

Yerba Mate is the BEST DRINK I have ever had, I got a sample of it at Earth Day in San Diego, and waited to use my Goji Berry shot that night at work and I have been drinking it ever since..I am on my feet all day and always have a hundred things to do and eight hours to do it in so I need something to keep me up and keep me going GO YERBA MATE...Organic..Tasty...No Crashing....Yerba Mate is the bestest..

Tara

USA

I absolutely love this stuff! Chocolate Raspberry is my favorite. It totally clears my mind, give me natural energy and puts my in a euphoric mood. I do wish that this energy shot would be made with stevia sweetener instead of cane sugar (which is really just sugar). I specifically do not eat any sugars, so I very rarely buy this energy shot anymore for that reason alone.

Jordan Gaarenstroom

United States

Hello, To start off, I want to save I'd really appreciate it if you read all of what I am going to write. It could possibly change the future of Mate. So with that aside, my name is Jordan Gaarenstroom and I am from Laguna Beach, California. I currently go to school at the University of Michigan, and am a division I college gymnast. I was introduced into mate by a really good friend of mine named Alex, who as well use to be a gymnast. Lastly, Sam Mikulak is the reason why I am writting this. He is my best friend and also a very good friend of Alex (all three of us are best of friends) and also a mate lover. The reason I am writing this message is because as the three of us grew up with the lifestyle and bevearge of mate, we've always desired to find a way to be sponsored by the drink, mate. We figured, gymnastics is just as unique as mate is, so we'd have a shot at making this happen. Alex introduced the drink to both of us, and it has since helped our performance at both the practices and competitions of gymnastics. We have an infinitive amount of stories involving how mate saved the day. To explain why we would even consider your company about sponsoring a gymnast is because of the magnitude of what Sam Mikulak has recently done. Since birth, Sam has practically been a prodigy to the sport, with a Orthopedic Surgeon father who made the Olympics trails, and a mother who received a full scholarship to Berkeley. Since coming to Michigan, Sam has further expanded his gymnastics success. Just in the last month, Sam has claimed both the Big Ten Confrence Championship Title and the NCAA Title for the all-around award (someone who competes on all the events in gymnastics) as a freshman! Although earning the award of Big Ten Champion has been done by three freshman in history before Sam, no one has touched the NCAA award as a freshman. Ever. And he did this all while have a bottle of mate (home-made) in his gym bag. Empty of course. Sam literally made gymnastics history, and is likely to continue doing so. I have always believed that Sam should/could be a 2012 London hopeful, but upon winning the NCAA two weeks prior he is without a doubt a factor. As Sam's best friend, supporter, possible manager, and source of motivation, I would love to talk on the phone about Sam's future and hopefully how it will involve Guayaki. Quote me when I say this kid will be famous. He has the attitude, the humbleness, the skill, and the straight talent to do anything. I deeply appreciate you talking the time to read this message. Jordan Gaarenstroom. 

Jake Petrykowski

As a personal trainer, specialist in performance nutrition, weight lifting enthusiast, global wellness entrepreneur, coach and husband it is safe to say that I live an active lifestyle. I would not go without my Guayaki Yerba Mate. I am dedicated to 100% food/plant sourced nutrition and nutrients. I speak and teach about the differences between synthetic man made “nutrients” and the nourishment nature intended. Guayaki as a company is the perfect example of what I teach. Plant sourced, truly natural, energy enhancing, anti-aging, sustainable, bio-available nutrition! Whether it is for my own workouts, my clients workouts, my own work day or my clients workday-I fully suggest, recommend and refer Guayaki Yerba Mate! I teach my clients to ask themselves this question before they put anything in their body: will this help or hurt? Guyaki helps the individual and the planet!

Jake Petrykowski
San Diego County, California.

Kari T

USA

I first saw the Guayaki bottled drinks in the Company cafeteria. I was looking to an alternative to the popular 'energy' drinks, which made me jittery and gave me headaches. I found the Yerba Mate line, particularly the Guayaki brand, to be the absolute best. I'm so hooked on it I drink it 6 days a week, every morning! I just can't start my day without it. Highly recommended.

David Karvasales

US

For the past several years I would start my day with a Mocha. It would give me a jolt that brought nervousness, and anxiety as well. Then I was turned on to Guayaki by a health nut client of mine, and I hooked! I start my day with Passion, and by lunch time, I just want a banana and a Mint Guayaki for lunch, and I feel great all day long. The smooth, calming energy is what I have been desiring to find for years now. As a hairdresser, I really on being in top form of awareness, and keeping a steady hand, and that is what I have been getting with Guayaki. It tastes amazing, and feels even more amazing! I am a nut for fresh Mate with Guayaki.

Hanna Leah

USA

Ever been to a show with 50,000 people and massive energy? Well I have been drinking Guayaki Mate for years. My man on the other hand thought I was crazy when I said it was the healthiest pick me up and that it would curb his headache from all the noise of the convention. Now I have to hide my mate or brew and bottle more!! Thank you to all the people at Guayaki for being kind and open to my Yerb mate loven man. NOW

travis binen

usa

Guayaki gives me more energy than any other stimulant without the dehydration of coffee and sugar of energy drinks. I drink a gourd every morning and before I play basketball, run, climb or do yoga. A gourd is also the most amazing hang over cure.

Jerry

US

I recently introduced mate to my Fire Fighting colleagues and most have switched over from coffee. I work for the Forest Service on a hot shot crew. We often stay out in the Forest for multiple days and have a lot of long shifts. In order to keep everyone happy I bring along a thermos and a guard on the fire line. Maybe not the most efficient item to stuff in my pack but nothing better to help build comradery than passing around a gourd after a long shift. We also eat a lot of MRE's or rations and the mate which contains methionine which helps break down fatty acids and helps the digestive system. I have been enjoying Mate for a long time and am excited to have shared this wonderful healthy product with so many other people. Thank you for being a sustainable organic company with such a great product.

Joanna Paul

USA

I recently bought the Guayaki Energy Shots and fell in love with the Chocolate Raspberry flavor. I have fibromyalgia, cerebral palsy, and several other disorders that can cause fatigue, pain, and fogginess. The first time I drank a full bottle of the Lemon Energy Shot, I was able to go eight straight hours with no fatigue or pain flare-up. Then I tried the Chocolate Raspberry the next day, and got the same results. I was so thrilled that I went out and bought a case of twelve bottles, so I'd have two weeks of yerba mate energy. I'm just so impressed. I also love that at the end of the day, I can easily let myself fall asleep without feeling insomnia. I take yerba mate in capsule form as well, but I think the liquid shot works more quickly. I also love the fact that it contains goji berry as well. Thank you so much for making this product!

Ann Burke

usa

Hi Folks! I took the 2 week challenge and drank 2 bottles of your mate each day. Let me tell y I am very hard to fool. My skin was less dehydrated and had more elasticity, i am a young 56 yr old. I work in healthcare and tried mate when I was in Argentina and became a fan. I like your bottled mate as I can easily reach for them on the go. I had to try it to believe it and the results were as y have said, more energy, clarity and bountiful health. Tks, Ann

lynn Cohen

usa

i can not thank you enough for all of your tees. I am a proud to say i am a former coffee drinker. If it were not for your fabulous blends of Yerba mate giving me equal energy, im afraid i would still be craving the coffee. Your teas make me feel alive, healthy and clean. Believe it or not, i even got my 20 year old daughter hooked. She is in nursing school and needs all the energy she can find.I send her a case a month, for which she is grateful, I can't wait to to try your energy shots. Thanks

Chad McCausland

USA

I want to let you know that this stuff is like magic. I am a Father of a baby that dosn't sleep, construction worker, and training for cage fighting. I would drink coffee and energy drinks like no other, till one day. My instructor and friend told me about yerba mate, at first i didn't think it would do anything cause i was use to the New age energy drinks and coffee life style. I was fight training and i started cramping up during my last round, my instructor sat me down and told me no more energy drinks or coffee. I wasn't thrilled to hear that so i started drinking empowering mint yerba mate. I felt a different type of energy, not jittery, but a focused healthy energy i would blast through my very intense workouts and not crash down when i would go home to play with my baby boy. Anyway if it wasnt for my buddies at Go Westy I would of been only drinking green tea, and getting tapped out. Yerba Mate Rules!

Chris J. Leonard

USA

It was early spring of 1998 in Northern California, a rainy day. I felt like I was coming down with a cold. I wandered into a cafe I had passed but never gone into before, having had a regular 'hangout'. I told the guy behind the counter, who looked like Mr. Clean (bald with an earring) I was under the weather. He asked "How about a cup of yerba mate? It's a South American herb." (Herb, in an odd coincidence, turned out to be Mr. Clean's name). I said "Omigod, is that the stuff where you throw up and see God? Is that legal?" After a moment of giving me a blank look, he said "No, you're thinking of Ayahuasca. This is legal, it's herb tea. Very healthy, full of nutrients." He not only made me a big steaming cup--brewed the traditional way from bulk mate, not a tea bag--and added some honey and lemon for my scratchy throat. I was hooked from the first sip! I have since urged friends to try it, and gotten responses ranging from "Tastes strong, like grass clippings" to (the next day) "What was that stuff you gave me two sips of, I didn't get to sleep till 6 am!" The world is full of wimps. Herb gave me a Guayaki brochure, full of wonderful info about the nutritional benefits of mate. I began to drink it regularly, Herb dressing it up for me (in the days before you could buy different flavors) with ginger, apricot tea, mint, and even once espresso (I don't recommend Matespresso for anyone who is sensitive to stimulants--I'm not, and I was mad jazzed!) My favorite became a little bit of honey, and a sprig of fresh mint. I drank two a day, always from the cafe before I found it at Whole Foods so I could make it myself. I drank one with lunch and took the other to work. I worked the 3 to 11 shift in financial printing during the go-go years and often worked till the wee hours and even all night, and had to stay alert to proofread stock prospectuses. I found that unlike coffee, which picked me up and then dropped me hard, mate gave me a steady, calm alertness that was invaluable on my job. It never kept me awake once I was ready to sleep. Other benefits included improving the quality of my sleep, brightening my skin and hair, strengthening my nails, and best of all, controlling my appetite--when I got coffee crashes I always got the munchies, but with mate I never felt those hunger pangs. My overall health was good, better than people 20 years younger than me at my company--mate strengthens the immune system. Knowing I was a mate enthusiast, a friend gave me a beautiful silver edged gourd and silver bombilla set; I didn't use it but gave it to the cafe to add to their Guayaki display. Not long ago I moved to Lancaster County PA--from Silicon Valley to Amish Country was quite a culture shock. For awhile I couldn't find mate at all, either in cafes or coffee and tea shops, but finally found it in a whole food grocery. Alas, they only carried the tea bags, and I prefer bulk because I like my mate very strong, so I decided to order it direct from Guayaki. I came online to get the info and saw you were looking for testimonials and decided to give you one. My thanks to Guayaki for making organic, environmentally friendly mate, and to Herb at Menlo Cafe for bringing mate into my life. Odd mate factoid: The father of Ernest Guevara de la Serna, better known as Che, was a mate planter in Che's youth. Chris L.

Nicole Cheslock

United States

I was a black tea with milk and honey lover for decades. After seeing greener green yerba mate in Fair & Green, a local store in Truckee, CA, I decided to give it a try and have been consistently starting my day with Guayakis Greener Green Tea every morning for the last month and a half. Benefits truly include a sustained level of energy throughout the day. In addition, the smooth blend feels healthy and calming! The yerba mate tea is truly a wonderful addition to my day and it has been a treat to share it with my friends and family. Thank you.

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