Guayakí Yerba Mate - A Powerful Rainforest Experience
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Guayakí, a provider of organic, fairly-traded, rainforest-grown yerba mate in North America with products sold at thousands of natural foods stores, cafes and supermarkets recently introduced a new traditional-style Unsweetened Mate. This new low-calorie beverage highlights the robust flavor of brewed rainforest yerba mate in a premium 16-ounce bottle. Guayaki’s organic rainforest yerba mate is combined with premium organic teas, herbs, and spices to create six delicious blends: Mate Chocolatte; Chai Spice Mate; Red Tea with Mate; Orange Blossom Mate; Greener Green Tea; and Magical Mint Mate. Guayaki’s organic Unsweetened Mate is styled in the South American tradition known as terere – a technique of preparing yerba mate cold, as opposed to the more typical hot tea version that is the most popular drink in Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and much of Brazil. In South America, a hollowed gourd and bombilla (metal filtered straw), loose yerba mate tea and a thermos of water are cultural standard equipment for people to lug around everywhere they go. It may be a custom there, but people on this continent prefer convenient grab-and-go bottled drinks - and Guayaki is the first to offer an authentic unsweetened yerba mate drink in a bottle.