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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.
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.
As always, love my Guayaki!
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Great. I do recommend it to everyone I know!!!
I am very satisfied with this order! It will take me quite a while to get through this bag. YAY! I love Yerba Mate!
Not only do I like the taste of my morning Mate' but I like to think of it connecting me to unknown beautiful people in unknown beautiful parts of our beautiful Earth!
I love my 5 pound bag of Traditional Yerba Mate. I make a french press pot every morning, and the big bag will last me a while. Very happy with my purchase.
Terrific nutritionally packed product!
The bulk qtty cuts the store price by $ 2.00
and saves us time and gas by receiving it right on our doorstep.
This is my second order of a five pound bag of tea. Very satisfied with the tea quality and the speed at which I received the order. Thank you, my wife and I both really like the tea.
My daughter introduced me to Yerba Mate about 6 years ago. I find the product to be very helpful on those days when I need a bit of an energy boost without having the "racing thoughts" that go with caffiene. Yerba Mate enables me to get the energy boost I need and still be able to keep a clear head and be in control. I just ordered a #5 bag and plan on using this product more and more. I'm actually hoping to eventually replace my coffee with the Yerba Mate.
Hi there--I have been drinking Yerba Mate for the last three years, and I always buy your brand! I used to get a box of tea bags at my local grocery store, but then last year I purchased a 1 pound bag online. I love it!
I was disappointed with the 5 pound bag, however. The minute I opened it--it just didn't smell the same as the 1 pound bag of loose leaf. When I tried a cup it tasted a little stale. However, I figured since I already opened it and tried some that I wouldn't be able to send it back for a smaller size. Would that still be a possibility? Thanks!
I have tried every Yerba Mate I can get my hands on, over the last 15 years of my love for Yerba Mate. My favorite has been Guayaki since I discovered it about 10 years ago. I like the flavor profile more than any other I've found. I also love what the company is doing for the land and indigenous people in South America! I now order the 5lb bag of loose smoked mate, because it is a great price break and Guayaki ships it so quickly I hardly have to wait!
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