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Ron

USA

I am full time student and a full time biomedical researcher. I develop affordable and portable medical diagnostics for lesser developed countries where clinical laboratories simply don't exist and curable disease remains undiagnosed and untreated. I also develop testing for agricultural animals that aids in reducing the use of antibiotics that eventually find their way into the bodies of those who consume these animals and their byproducts. I am in the lab about 10-14 hours a day and on the road for about 3. I need something that can keep me alert and focused. Yerba Mate requires no sweetener to be delicious and is clearly superior to coffee and traditional teas in antioxidant content. I have tried many types of mate in some artisanal tea shops and guayaki is still the most delicious, easy to prepare, and widely available. I regularly enjoy your mate hot in the morning or evening and cold with a meal. My favorite is loose-leaf in a gourd with a bombilla. To top it all off your fair trade practices and reforestation initiatives ensure that we can enjoy your wonderful product again and again for years to come.

Daniel Bilar

USA

Hello Guayaki mate people, Long, solitary working hours for months and years on end .. such was my lot of a student working diligently toward a PhD in a computer science lab, as I was in for six years. Guayaki mate - and only your mate - was the drink that kept me sharp and *happy* in the wee hours from 9pm to 3am, and then again in the morning. Amazing product .. a gentle stimulant, but an excellent mind-focusing libation. Now I am a professor, and a mate apostle - I introduce your product to my coffee-addicted colleagues and my students .. and they love it, as well. I can live without many things, but I never go travel to any conference, meeting, or mentally taxing enterprise without some our your mate. It puts me in an excellent mood. Please thank the good farmers on my behalf, I really appreciate what they do for me. Take care Daniel Bilar New Orleans, LA

Ben Moren

U.S.A.

While I was living and camping with my friend and brother in the Oregon rainforest this past summer, the nights and mornings were cold and the ground was hard (except when we were using our hammocks!). Your Mate was the best way to keep energized through out the day. We would drink it all day long especially after long surfing sessions in the cold Oregon waters. Thanks for keeping us going on our adventures.

Rebecca Reiber

USA

"Feel the good energy" is without a doubt the most accurate product slogan on the market! You see, years ago, as a massage therapy student, one of my classmates brought a large pitcher of chilled and honey sweetened Guayaki Mate to share with the class. It was a new experience for us all, and it really was magic. Later, we would find ourselves sitting around drinking it in more traditional fashion: sharing out of a gourd. At first I didn't realize to what extent of a treat it was for my physical health. Now, years later, I have just returned from a six month hiking trip on the Appalachian Trail. My hiking partner loves multiple cups of coffee, and so I easily joined in the tradition as I love the taste. However, we spent 8-12 hours walking and climbing almost everyday and I would crash hard in the afternoon with many miles ahead of me to go. I began to dread the exhaustion that I knew was coming and that would change my attitude to "get this over with quick" instead of savoring the experiences. One night while in Maryland on Annapolis Rocks we were practicing yoga on a cliff overlooking city lights (I know, a dream right)? There were 2 brothers watching the sunset down the way, they approached us to warn us of a rattle snake. They were holding a Mate gourd. We stayed up half the night chatting and sipping with them on the cliffs. After that, I knew we could never go another day without Yerba. It became my secret hiking weapon (although I didn't keep it a secret). We would brew Guayaki Yerba in a nylon stocking in our cooking pot. One of the guys on the trail would invite other hikers to join him in drinking his "daily serving of green vegetables." It was on this trip that I realized what a different energy I had with Mate over coffee and with that a different attitude. Now that I am home I've experienced some difficulties adjusting, it being such a different lifestyle here and struggling with the economy. I didn't drink Mate for awhile after coming home but once I started again I found it to eliminate feelings of depression (amongst other things). It may sound silly, but Mate has really helped me in that way, and for that I am grateful. So, Thanks Guayaki guys, for bringing Yerba Mate to us.

Norman Bogue

USA

I used to be chronically fatigued due to my physically demanding job. I could barely get up in the morning. Coffee and tea didn't help at all. One day I tried Yerba Mate, having never heard of its benefits. At work, I noticed I had an amazing amount of energy and a feeling of well-being. I worked all day without tiring. I drink it all the time now. It is far better than any energy drink. Guayakis Yerba Mate is the best I've ever had. It is potent and delicious, and the aroma is addictive. I believe the reason mate works is because it stimulates the muscles and not just the mind. Coffee made me anxious and irritable. Mate makes me feel great. The nutrition it provides is also a great thing to have in the morning. This is simply the most awesome product I've ever come across!

Karlanna

USA

Usually I consider myself a health guru, but one day I came across a mention in a book of "yerba mate." It sounded interesting and was highly praised, but I had never heard of it before. Again and again this tea was popping up, with its myriad benefits. Immediately I rushed to my health food co-op and looked at the options. While there were various yerbas to choose from, Guayaki was the first one that caught my eye and the only one I will drink. Its fair trade, organic, and sustainable properties appealed, and the loose leaf traditional variety seemed simplistic and pure. Its taste was delicious, and I urged it on my friends and family. I love its tradition and have visions of uniting all my loved ones in a yerba circle where we can relax and enjoy yerba and company. Certainly the social drinking of yerba is much more beneficial than other social drinking of alcohol. While I do not drink coffee, I wish every coffee drinker would try yerba instead, it would transform their bodies and spirits. Although I drink various other herbal and green teas, yerba is the only one I never go without. Drinking yerba is a daily ritual that invigorates me and I refuse to miss my cup of mate. Usually I drink yerba from a press or tea ball but I imagine carving my own yerba gourd so I can drink it in the proper way with a beautiful bombilla. Everything about yerba interests me and I keep finding more research on your website and others about why it is such a perfect beverage. Drinking yerba makes me want to visit Brazil where others might teach me more of its tradition and I could experience its homeland. All of us yerba drinkers need to do our part to share the goodness with the unaware world. Green yerba mate Sip as slowly as you can Health to the whole self. Peace and thank you, my lovely yerba people. You are doing the earth a favor and I will never stop drinking yerba. Tallahassee, FL. I buy my yerba at New Leaf Market, the co-op where I work!

pat lohr

usa

Several months ago I was watching a television show discussing an alternative to coffee that was also high in antioxidants. This got my attention because I have never been a coffee drinker but was envious of friends and coworkers who could 'wake up' after drinking coffee. I always felt 'fuzzy' in the morning. The product was Guayaki Yerba Mate. I was an avid Green tea drinker and decided to send for your product to give it a try. I expected to feel some sort of side effect such as rapid heart beat or feel'jittery' but the best I can describe how I feel after drinking Yerba Mate is 'focused'. The fact that it's organic and high in antioxidants is an added bonus. Whether loose leaf through a press, tea bag, or bottled, Guayaki Yerba Mate is a daily drink for me. Let me also say I have tried other brands of Yerba Mate and have been disappointed. The quality is not the same. I am so happy to have found your product and am spreading the word. I love when people ask "What is Yerba Mate?" I also tell them about your companys partnership with the native harvesters . I am proud to buy your product. Sincerely, Pat

Angela

USA

I had always need the caffeine kick since my blood pressure is a little low. I drank coffe but did not feel that suited my body well. My breast will get sore since fibrocystic breast runs in the hereditary line of my family. Since I started taking Guayaki yerba mate my kick for the morning was great and I found the flavor very pleasing too! Further more I do not have to worry about getting the symptoms in my chest that I used to get with coffee. Go Guayaki! Angela

Danielle

USA

I have my own cleaning service, and boy doing 4-5 houses a day, I need a full day of energy! I have found the answer for that. Mate Tea! I make a late mate' everyday. I grind the loose leaf in my coffee grinder and put it in my expresso machine. And thats it, 1 cup, I don't need to drink coffee all day! I also use the mint bags for ice tea. Brew some up and keep it in the fridge! I have gotten about 3 of my friends and customers hooked too! So if you come to my house, you get yerba mate tea, and not coffe! helps my health, I have acid reflux, and coffee is horid for me. I'M SO GLAD I HAVE MATE TEA! What would I do with out it? As soon as I get low I gotta get more, CAN NOT RUN OUT!

ricardo formoso

u.s.a.

When I drink my Yerba Mate Pure Endurance I feel the tiger's heartbeat inside and I feel revitalized. My days are not complete without my Yerba Mate. I have been drinking it for six months now and have noticed a significant improvement in my metabolism and well being. My workouts are better, my dreams are clearer, I can breathe the fresh air with a yearning for making a difference for a better tomorrow within myself. I have encouraged my family and friends to see for themselves. I raise my bottle to all those and say good day and stay focused. Ciao, Ricardo

Jennifer M. Spero

U.S.A.

Guayaki' has become apart of my daily life for the past couple of years now. My personal favorite is the bottled Empower Mint which I drink several bottles a day of it. I absolutely love it and don't drink anything else besides guayaki' and H20. Your product has seriously done wonders for my body and mind alike. I feel great and love the taste. All the flavor in empower mint is just out of this world. You really have developed a one-of-a-kind drink and no other compares, nor will I switch drinks because I am dedicated to your company the products you sell because they have so many benefits, like for my health or to share with friends when I drink out of my gourd, its just apart of my lifestyle and I thank-you for making the best product on earth!

Jennifer M. Spero

U.S.A.

I have been drinking Guayaki everyday for the past 2 years and ever since I had my first sip, I loved it. My favorite Guayaki drink is the bottled empower mint. The empower mint is the best tasting mate' on the market. I wish it was more available as in where to purchase it, but where I live I have only found a couple supermarkets, but I am extremely happy about that, although I wish you sold it in the cases in different stores, since I could easily drink 3 or more bottles a day and that is all I drink besides water. I pay the price because it has the best ingredients and compares to no other. I am your number one customer since I usually go the store and buy all the bottles they have left. Its good for me and I benefit from drinking the tea in a few ways, like boosting my mood and having it be extremely healthy compared to a latte. It helps my mind and body alike and is the best tasting tea I have ever had in my life, so happy someone introduced me to mate in 2006, then not far after I would find your product and have been buying it ever since and it is my only drink of choice. Thanks for making such a wonderful tea, since I get to experience a great mate everyday and I notice all the benefits of drinking of it and I never get sick of it. Good day to all of you over in the home of the wonderful I drink and keep it coming! Enclosed is a picture I just took of the mate I am drinking, my fave!

paul cutchlow

las vegas

i went to whole foods ..2-1/2bags loose & 2- boxes bags...added a little splenda..wow great taste & buzz.i'm hooked.june i'm treating myself to a large order from you guys....plus i'm going to wear my BOMBILLA ROUND MY NECK(THAT WILL BE MY "BLING")I'M NOW A LOYAL CUSTOMER...LOL

Kimberly Priest

USA

It all began 7 years ago. My first job as a coffee shop barista. Organic coffees brewed daily. Earthy music over the airwaves. And a new thing... Yerba Mate'. Never seen this stuff before. What began as an enjoyable mug full of green tea every morning became an all out love affair! Tea pot after tea pot full of the gorgeous stuff. I became a Yerba Mate' promoter as people stopped at my down time table to check out what I was drinking. My friends gathered round to discuss life issues and drink the goodness with me. I'm not a coffee shop barista anymore, but it brews daily here at home. And all my friends know it. The love affair continues....

Caleb Kane

USA

I am writing to tell you that I have had the bottled tea, every single day for the past year and a half, and can't go a day without! I loveeeee the energy and balance and uplifting mood the teas give me, nothing I have taken or drank, has done the job that your bottled teas have! I have gotten family and friends loving the bottled teas as well!! I wake up in the mornings with a smile on my face, knowing that I get to have my morning bottled tea. Awesome product, it is Gold, I tell you!! Thank you!!

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