Guayaki Yerba Mate incorporates the health benefits of coffee, tea and chocolate into a unique drink blend. While the unique beverage is easily accessible in Akron area stores, Yerba Mate drinks are quite popular in other areas of the world including Southern Brazil and Argentina where it is considered the national drink of choice.
One bottle of Yerba Mate tea offers about the same amount of caffeine that’s found in one cup of coffee.
Yerba Mate is often compared to green tea. It’s a leaf that offers multiple benefits similar to the green tea leaf such as antioxidants but research suggests that the yerba mate leaf may contain more active compounds than green tea and even black tea.
While the makers of this tea offer a variety of drinks made with yerba mate, I have tried 3 bottled tea flavors. The first was the Yerba Mate Pure Heart tea with a mix of yerba mate, raspberry and heart-supporting herbs such as hawthorn berry. The next flavor I tried was the Yerba Mate Pure Passion that’s infused with yerba mate, catuaba and passion fruit juice blends. The third tea I tried was the Yerba Mate Traditional Mate blend made with organic cane sugar that gives it a light sweetness.
Each tea has a delicious unique flavor that isn’t overpowering or too strong. I enjoyed the Traditional blend the most out of the 3 I have tried. They are great cold but when they are not so cold, I found that you could taste the different flavors a little better. They have sweetness and bitterness at the same time that’s reminiscent of different fruits. Because of their organic base, you can define different flavors clearly.
While the bottles of tea are available for purchase on their website, you can enjoy their different flavor blends locally at Giant Eagle locations including 230 Howe Avenue in Cuyahoga Falls/Akron. If you are looking for a different organic tea blend to try, Guayaki Yerba Mate offers 8 bottled tea blends for you to enjoy.