Guayaki San Mateo Organic Unsmoked Yerba Mate – Air Dried
The USAs number 1 brand of yerba mate is Guayaki. Guayaki San Mateo is an unsmoked blend. The yerba leaves are air dried without the use of smoke to speed up the process. Unsmoked yerbas are increasing in popularity due to negative associations with smoked foods.
Guayaki is an ethical and responsible producer of yerba mate. Its yerba is grown in Brazil where employees are treated fairly, and a lot of work goes into reforestation. Yerba is then packed into the cheerful hallmark packaging and distributed throughout the world. It is readily available in the USA and UruShop are proud to bring it the UK and European markets.
Brewing Your Guayaki Yerba Mate Tea
The tradition of drinking yerba mate is such an important part of the South American culture, specifically in Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil, although it is also enjoyed in other South American countries. Typically, it is drunk from a natural gourd (a hollowed out fruit) used as a cup, and then sipped through a metal straw known as a bombilla that has a filtered end to separate the infusion from the yerba leaves.
With any purchase of loose leaf yerba you will receive full photo instructions on how to brew the perfect brew. So there is no excuse not to brew the perfect yerba mate! If you get the hang of it your yerba will always taste great, and last twice as long. So practice makes perfect! If you would like to read up before delivery, you can read our instructions or watch our video on how to prepare the perfect yerba mate here.