Guayaki - Yerba Mate Pure Empower Mint 100% Organic - 16 Tea Bags
Guayaki Yerba Mate Pure Empower Mint is a 100% organic magical mint yerba mate blend. Peppermint and spearmint team up with mate in this refreshing Guayaki Yerba Mate Pure Empower Mint blend to open and clear the mind. Served hot or cold, this uplifting Guayaki Yerba Mate Pure Empower Mint combination offers a touch of sweetness and is delightful to the senses. In the hot summer sun it is important to stay hydrated and refreshed. What's a better way than with an iced infusion of Guayaki Yerba Mate Pure Empower Mint.
Mint's dark green leaves have a pleasant warm, fresh, aromatic, sweet flavor with a cool aftertaste. Historically, mint tea was used to relieve stomach aches and soothe chest pains. During the middle ages, powdered mint leaves were used to whiten teeth. Mint leaves are used in teas, beverages, jellies, syrups, and ice creams. The refreshing essential oils from the mint plant are commonly used in breath fresheners, mouth rinses, and toothpaste. In Mid-Eastern and British cuisines mint sauce is popular with meats.
Mint consists of 25-30 different species of flowering plants and is a perennial herb. The most common mints used are peppermint and spearmint. The mint family (Lamiaceae) also includes other aromatic herbs such as: basil, rosemary, sage, oregano and catnip.
Guayaki's Magical Mint tea bags are made with a blend of: Yerba Mate, peppermint, spearmint, and stevia. Make an iced brew by steeping the tea bags in hot water, then add ice and garnish with a mint leaf (optional). If you have more time, brew a batch and put in the fridge.
- Helps stimulate focus and clarity
- Boosts physical energy
- Aids elimination
- Contains antioxidants
- Traditionally used to support weight loss programs that include a balanced diet and exercise
In South America, yerba mate has been revered for centuries as the "drink of the gods" and is enjoyed daily for vitality, clarity, and well-being. Yerba mate is traditionally used as a catalyst to unleash the powerful effects of other herbs. A nourishing, green source of energy, the leaves of the yerba mate tree deliver a unique trio of stimulants: caffeine, theobromine and theophylline as well as 24 vitamins and minerals, 15 amino acids, and abundant antioxidants.
Rainforest Grown Yerba Mate
The rainforest canopy provides protection for a stunning variety of native plant and animal species, including yerba mate. Shielded from the sun, Yerba mate grows dark, emerald green leaves, teaming with nutrients and flavor.
Market Driven Restoration
Guayaki's mission of Market Driven Restoration connects consumer dollars with farming communities in Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. By purchasing organic, rainforest grown yerba mate from these communities, rainforests are preserved and restored for the benefit of all. Enjoy Guayaki Yerba Mate and share in Guayaki's mission.
Guayaki boxes are printed on 100% recycled paper with at least 55% verified post-consumer waste. Each "flow-through" tea bag in this box maximizes brewing yield and is biodegradable. In addition, they are individually wrapped and sealed for freshness, preserving the vitality of the herbs. Guayaki welcomes you to enjoy all Guayaki exciting organic mate tea bag blends and bottled yerba mate drinks.
Frequently Asked Question:
WHAT IS YERBA MATE?
Mate has the strength of coffee, the health benefits of tea, and the euphoria of chocolate. Yerba mate is made from the naturally caffeinated and nourishing leaves of the celebrated South American rainforest holly tree (Ilex paraguariensis).
The Guayaki Story
Guayaki is working to make organic, fair-trade yerba mate the mainstream energy source of choice, and prove that a company can be profitable while operating sustainably. They are an organization of individuals whose daily work is to bring you the finest yerba mate on the planet. We started in 1996 with a vision of protecting and restoring the South American rainforests and empowering the native forest people, and with your help, we are achieving that goal, sip by sip. Here is the story of our humble beginning.
In 1996, Guayaki was seeded in California's central coast by two university buddies. Alex Pryor from Buenos Aires, and David Karr from Northern California. As good friends and passionate yerba mate drinkers, David and Alex set out to share the yerba mate plant with the world, recognizing that people were in need of a nourishing source of energy and a healthy dose of optimism. As good fortune would have it, co-founders Alex and David were swiftly joined by three other pioneering partners to round out the original founding seed group: don Miguel aka the “The Journeyman”, Steven Karr aka “Shape-Shifter” and Christopher Mann aka “The Chairman of the Gourd”. These five ambitious friends aka the “semillas” (seeds) channeled their activist mentality into the creation of a new restorative business model, calling consumers to action by voting with their dollars.
The Semillas rooted themselves in fertile grounds of San Luis Obispo, CA, nestled comfortably between scenic Santa Barbara and magical Big Sur. This coastline, riddled with good surf breaks, provided the perfect backdrop for many extended mate gourd sessions while looking for surf. As passionate lifestylers, the Semillas group was intimately committed to a holistic lifestyle and business practice which was philosophically aligned with their love for nature, adventure and spirit.
In a blend of the West coast pioneer spirit and Argentine hospitality, the inspired band of Semillas took to the road to share mate with all those who would listen. Rooted in the central coast, hours from any major city, road warriorship became Guayakí's destiny. Traveling in a mix of VW vans, pickups, and RV’s, David, Steven and don Miguel took the wheel in the one hand and the mate gourd in the other, to the four corners of United States. With a strong brew of mate, good tunes, flowers and genuine hospitality, the Semillas encouraged keen samplers to develop a relationship with the yerba mate plant.
Growing up, we always heard “money does not grow on trees.” Well, today we are proving that “money does grow on trees” and rainforest-grown yerba mate is the new green currency. It provides the peoples of the rainforest with income as well as the ability to steward their land.
In 2009, Guayakí became the first Fair Trade Certified yerba mate company in the world thru IMO.