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Guayaki Traditional Mate Tea 75 Bags
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46 of 47 people found the following review helpful
on July 15, 2013
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Everyone loves coffee but few people are as dedicated to the craft of finding and enjoying caffeine as I am. After having downed energy drinks twice a day for a few years, switching to coffee to try to get an equal, albeit uneven, fix, I'm happy to have found yerba mate tea.

What I love most about the Guayaki Traditional Mate Tea is the elevated feel and focus the tea provides through its 40 mg of caffeine per bag without the traditional shaky hands and anxiety I would get from coffee and energy drinks. It's a buzz without being a wreck.

For comparisons, Starbucks coffee (venti Americano) doses you with about 300 mg of caffeine though independent reports I've seen have shown it to be upwards of 400 mg+ depending on where you go. Energy drinks typically range from 77 mg (8 oz Red Bull) to 240 mg per can (16 oz Rockstar Zero Carb) with added, and unnecessary to get you going, things like taurine that are questionable for your health.

With yerba mate tea, you can stack your caffeine to your content. Want the buzz of an energy drink without the nerves? Put four bags in and let it steep for 10 minutes. Works like a charm every time for me.

It's worth noting that the U.S. government recommends not consuming more than 300 mg of caffeine per day so going overboard with two ventis from Starbucks or two Rockstars can have potential consequences. Beyond the simple enjoyable taste of yerba mate, the stackable nature is what I enjoy most.

For the price, you can't go wrong! Four bags (160 mg of caffeine) gets you close to 19 cups of tea. When you compare that to $4 for a venti Americano or $3 for an energy drink, it's pretty apparent that yerba mate is also the more economical choice of the three.

Check out energy fiend dot com to get the scoop on caffeine levels in each drink. I know I'm addicted to the alertness caffeine provides, as I'm sure most of us are, but there is no excuse not to be safe about how much we take in each day.
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63 of 67 people found the following review helpful
on July 6, 2013
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Seriously though. This makes me poop almost every time. And it tastes good, so I'd give it two thumbs up.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on March 13, 2012
kept me awake during my 7am college classes. Now I drink it at work. Better than coffee, and much less intense. Be careful you don't drink it too late in the day, or you won't be able to sleep...
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on April 12, 2012
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I love this tea! It gives me the energy I need to keep going all day long!! I will definitely buy this again!
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on January 13, 2013
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This tea has great flavor and is economical. I would order it again.
I don't like being told how many words to write.
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on July 4, 2013
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For those of you that love super sweet or dressed up teas, this is not for you. Yerba Mate has an earthy and distinct flavor that doesn't try to impress anyone and doesn't need to.

I love to drink it plain or with a small drop of honey. Mate is one of the most caffeinated teas out there, so I have to back away from it and drink it very sparingly. I will have a cup in the morning while getting ready instead of coffee so I can slowly wake up. It does not give a caffeine crash. My favorite thing about Mate is the color change as it steeps - green, then gold, then brown.

The price Amazon has for 75 bags cannot be beat. I am a teacher and am going to buy a second bag just to keep at school!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on May 22, 2014
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If you've never had yerba mate before, this might be a little overkill for you since it is 75 bags of the stuff. Try a smaller count option first if you want to get some mate (you don't want to get stuck with 74 bags of something you hate). If you love mate and don't do loose leaf, this is a great option.

For people just getting into mate, this is a great option because it is in bags and not loose leaf. Also good for having some mate at work or on the go because you don't have to have a little gourd stuffed with steaming hot water and a handful of mate with a bombilla.

There are better tasting mates out there, but this is a very good option for the price and quantity. 75 bags!? You won't find many options out there with that many bags for this price. They are not individually wrapped, so you might get a little dust from the bag, but that's partly contributed to the lower cost since they don't have to package each little bag. Additionally, the tea bags are just that, tea bags. No strings or little tabs to lift the tea bag out. If you hate that, Guayaki makes individually wrapped tea bags with strings, they're just a little more expensive. Not much though, since Guayaki is the more affordable tea bag option for mate. If you're super serious about mate, loose leaf will always be the cheapest option. I've got a 500 gram bag of Rosamonte that I've been working on for the past 3-4 months at work (at ~3g per serving, that's ~167 servings, 30 servings a month, the bag will last just over 5 months).

Pros
Price and quantity are great
Taste is good
Bagged, not loose leaf

Cons
No string or tab on the bags
Not individually wrapped
Not the greatest mate known to man (but still good)
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21 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on March 26, 2012
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I've been looking for affordable bagged Mate for a while, and this product is the perfect answer. Has the same flavor you'd expect from most unblended Mate, but in individual bags rather than loose. Great for travel or when you don't want another thing to clean. More than anything the price on Amazon is superb for 75 bags.

The only downfall is they lack of strings on the bags, which may put some people off.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on October 17, 2012
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The mate itself is excellent. I wish the bags had strings/tags to aid in the brewing process, but I don't mind because it's so cheap!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on October 17, 2014
I ordered this tea because of the rave reviews AND I am trying to get off dairy which is impossible for me to do with my coffee in the morning. This tea is so weak I but 4 bags of it in the tea pot and its still pretty much clear water. I put a solo bag in a mug and when I add almond milk it's still as white as almond milk.
The reviews all say that it's like coffee but its so watery yuck! Earl Gray gives a deeper steep - Confused!?
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