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Guayakí Yerba Mate - A Powerful Rainforest Experience

San Mateo Air Dried Mate  [1 lb.]
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San Mateo Air Dried Mate - [1 lb.]

Air-Dried / Unsmoked Secondary drying process. This yerba mate has a graceful light body with an herbaceous nose, and sweet delicate crisp finish.
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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.

Sustainably sourced from preserved rainforest and reforestation projects in the Southern Brazil, this yerba mate has a graceful light body with an herbaceous nose, and sweet delicate crisp finish.

Buy Bulk and SaveBulk Pricing:       [Price]       [Price per Pound]
5 pound orders             $52.50                $10.50
10 pound orders           $90.00                $9.00
25+ pound orders         $200.00              $8.00

Yerba mate was discovered centuries ago by the indigenous people in South America and has been consumed to enhance vitality, clarity, and well-being. With 24 vitamins and minerals, 15 amino acids, 11 polyphenols, caffeine, and is high in antioxidants, yerba mate triumphs as nature’s most balanced stimulant.

  • Organic
  • Fair Trade
  • Kosher
  • Sustainably harvested
  • Biodegradable and Compostable packaging
  • Reduces CO2 by 286g

A Cut Above
Guayaki Yerba Mate has the typical “Paraguayan” cut.  In Uruguay, you will find that they prefer their mate cut to have even more powder.  In Argentina, you will find the preferred cut is void of both powder and stems.  In our years of research drinking mate in tea bags, through a French press, in a gourd or guampa, we have found that the Paraguayan cut delivers the smoothest balance of flavor.

Imparting the sweet nutty profile from the stem content balanced with the strength of the additional surface area from the powder, you have a full bodied mate with several characteristic layers of flavor.  We like to consider the cut as a sort of “whole herb” approach, understanding that the stems add their own distinct function, and indeed carry an additional nutritional profile to the mate. 

When packing a gourd, gently shaking the mate with a tilt allows the stems to rise, and the powder to drop.  After inserting the bombilla, the gourd is tilted upright allowing the larger stems and leaf to surround the bombilla, and thus creating an additional “filter” layer that assists in keeping out the fine sediment.  Without the powder, the mate needs additional time to impart its full flavor.  With the powder, you get balanced flavor from the start, with the leaves and stem assisting in carrying the balanced flavor throughout the duration of the mate drinking session.

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