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Enlightenmint, Bluephoria... Here Are The Best Yerba Mate Flavors For Every Mood
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Enlightenmint, Bluephoria... Here Are The Best Yerba Mate Flavors For Every Mood

Feeling like exploring the world of yerba mate? Sip on enlightenmint or buephoria! Check out the best yerba mate flavors for every mood now.

Saumya Monga

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August 31, 2021

It can be hard to beat the California summer heat, so cool down by taking a sip of delicious Yerba Mate! Rooted in rich tradition, Yerba Mate is the perfect drink for chilling by the pool, hiking in the redwoods, or catching the waves at one of California’s divine beaches. Yerba Mate is the taste of California and Argentina combined. 

Founder Alex Pryor, an Argentinian student at Cal Poly, introduced yerba mate to David Karr, a native Californian. From there, not only did a friendship blossom but also a business dedicated to creating community—and, viola, Guayaki was born. Although they are based in Sebastapool California, the drink is made from an old tradition that spans several South American countries.

Spread the love of yerba mate with your community, and sip on this delicious drink together. Photo courtesy of Guayaki Yerba Mate.

But what exactly is Yerba Mate? 

Deep in the South American rainforest, native leaves of a holly tree grow the caffeinated leaves that are the foundation of yerba mate. They are hand-harvested by native cultivators in the indigenous communities of Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay. Once the leaves are dried, hot water is added to the mate leaves, and boom, delicious yerba mate is made. 

The health benefits of Yerba Mate

It isn’t often that you find a drink that is as delicious as it is healthy. Yerba mate boasts tons of health benefits. For one, it contains 24 vitamins and is rich in antioxidants. It has almost the same amount of minerals as green tea and contains theobromine which is found in chocolate, meaning that yerba mate releases some of that same relaxation and joy. 

The tradition of yerba mate is rooted in community and friendship. Originally, the drink was to be shared amongst friends with each person taking a sip before passing it along. Not only are there numerous physical health benefits but drinking yerba mate connects you with those around you and greatly improves your mental health as well. Finding joy in the relationships you cultivate with others whilst drinking the delicious yerba mate is what life is all about. 

Where's your favorite place to sip on yerba mate? Is it in the mountains, by the beach, or in the forest? Photo courtesy of Guayaki Yerba Mate.

The best flavors for different moods

There are a variety of different flavors, all of which are absolutely delicious. To help you choose, here are the best flavors for different moods:

Bliss - Lemon Elation

Did you just receive some good news that has made you jump with joy? Well, what greater way to celebrate than with a cool can of Lemon Elation! The tangy flavors of lemon combine with the natural yerba mate tea flavor. It’s just sweet enough for you to enjoy a blissful summer day. 

Peace - Bluephoria

For the quiet moments after a long day, I recommend Bluephoria. With a refreshing blueberry taste, this flavor is sure to help you wind down. It isn’t too sweet, allowing you to fully enjoy calmer moments. Grab a blanket, light a candle, and refresh with delicious Bluephoria. 

Adventure - Tropical Uprising

If you’re in the mood to explore everything California has to offer, I recommend Tropical Uprising. Taste the flavors of pineapple as you walk along pristine beaches, tall trees, and stunning valleys with your beaux. This refreshing flavor is sure to keep you going on your journey.

Focus - Enlightenmint

If you have a long day of work and want to avoid caffeine, try some Enlightenmint. With a minty fresh taste, it is sure to revitalize you as you complete your tasks for the day. Enlightenmint is one of the flavors of the Terere bottles, which each contain herbs, organic juices, and of course the natural yerba mate. This flavor has to be my personal favorite because of its slightly sweet taste that energizes you throughout the day! 

Nostalgia - Loose Leaf

If you ever find yourself reminiscing about the olden days, loose leaf yerba mate is highly recommended. The great thing about loose-leaf is you can customize it to your liking by adding all sorts of flavors. Just steep the mixture in hot water, add some natural sweeteners, and a juice of your choice. This traditional loose-leaf certainly is perfect for taking in that California sunshine and reminiscing about your favorite summer days!

Mmm, what could be more refreshing than a delicious yerba mate? Nothing, if you ask us! Photo courtesy of Guayaki Yerba Mate.

Inspired by the beauty within California, Guayaki is committed to sustainable practices. Not only are you getting to enjoy the natural benefits of delicious yerba mate but you are also supporting a company dedicated to giving back and driving positive impact globally. The brand fulfills this work through their sustainability measures and community networks. Learn more, join the movement, and find some Guayaki for yourself at Guayaki.com

What’s your favorite yerba mate flavor?

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