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If you crave a healthful, energizing drink, yerba mate is your new go-to. What brand makes the best yerba mate tea? Our members agree: it’s Guayaki. Guayaki offers organic, fair trade yerba mate products like loose leaf yerba mate tea, yerba mate energy shots, and yerba mate tea bags. Everything Guayaki makes is nutritious, biodegradable, and eco-friendly. Why drink yerba mate? Because it stimulates like coffee, rejuvenates like tea, and delights like cocoa. Yerba mate contains 24 vitamins and minerals, 15 amino acids, and a host of antioxidant polyphenols. It’s also vegetarian and vegan-friendly. Where can you find Guayaki Yerba Mate? Right here at Thrive Market. Enjoy.
The History of Guayaki
Back in 1996, Alex Pryor introduced yerba mate to his college friend, David Karr. The pair were soon joined by buddies don Miguel, Steven Karr, and Chris Mann to round out the original seed group. From their home in San Luis Obispo, CA, they hit the road—sharing samples of yerba mate with fellow travelers from every corner of the United States. Now headquartered in Sebastopol, CA, Guayaki continues to serve up mate culture while striving to make the global community a better place.
Guayaki Company Mission
Guayaki is all about spreading yerba mate culture, restoring the global ecosystem, and building stronger communities. They designed their “Market Driven Regeneration” business model to support regenerative agriculture, waste reduction, carbon drawdown, conscious leadership, fair trade practices, and local traditions. Guayaki is also a Certified B Corp, which is only awarded to the most socially responsible companies.
Benefits of Guayaki
Yerba mate is a traditional drink with many health benefits and Guayaki also works to help the planet. Read on.
- Mellow buzz:Yerba mate brew contains less caffeine than coffee—perfect for pleasant, non-jittery stimulation.
- High in antioxidants:Polyphenols overflow in yerba mate, and researchers have found that (in rats) yerba mate increases antioxidant capacity and may protect against heart disease.
- Fair trade:Guayaki ethically supports workers that harvest leaves from the mate tree, native to South America
- Eco-friendly:Rainforest stewardship and waste reduction are central to Guayaki’s sustainable company mission.
Top Guayaki Products
Thirsty for yerba mate? Try these Thrive Market member favorites.
This smooth, earthy tea—sourced directly from organic mate leaves—will breathe life into your busy day.
If you want to make traditional yerba mate, this loose leaf tea deserves a place in your pantry.
Lime Tangerine Yerba Mate Shot
Need a boost? These organic energy shots made with organic fruit extracts won’t let you down.
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