The name Guayaki (Gwy-uh-KEE) honors the Aché Guayakí people. The Ache live in the sub-tropical rainforests of Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil, home of the yerba mate tree. Guayakí Yerba Mate is grown and hand-picked below the shade of its native rainforest canopy, then traditionally wood-aged to complement its natural earthy flavor.
Guayaki Yerba Mate Pure Heart is a kosher, 100% organic, naturally caffeinated, faIr trade tea. Guayaki Yerba Mate Pure Heart is a soothing raspberry yerba mate blend. Guayaki Yerba Mate Pure Heart is a soothing blend of yerba mate, raspberry, and heart-supporting herbs: hawthorne berry, yarrow, and rooibos. FAIR TRADE FEDERATION MEMBER.
Helps stimulate focus and clarity
Boosts physical energy
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.
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.
Hot: Place tea bag in a cup of hot (not boiling) water. Steep 5-10 minutes. If you want it stronger, brew it longer.
Other Ingredients: Organic Raspberry Natural Flavor, Organic Cranberry Natural Flavor
The name Guayaki (Gwy-uh-KEE) honors the Aché Guayakí people. The Ache live in the sub-tropical rainforests of Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil, home of the yerba mate tree. Guayakí Yerba Mate is grown and hand-picked below the shade of its native rainforest canopy, then traditionally wood-aged to complement its natural earthy flavor. 6784 Sebastopol Avenue North Lima,
95472 Phone: 7078246607 Fax: 7078246607 http://www.guayaki.com
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By Real Customer Review
2/16/2009 12:00:00 AM
I recommend this product!
Paul R. of Los Angeles, CA
I really, really like the San Mateo blend and may switch to that from the traditional once I run out of my 5 pound bag...or, I may not. But, I do love the smoother taste and even on the first serving, the mateo not over powering. Thanks, Paul
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