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    Yerba mate, drug epidemic.

    Is there anyone on Terraforums who drinks Yerba Mate?

    I used to drink a lot of coffee and the occasional energy drink. I would have multiple coffees everyday, I'm sure there are many of you that understand what I mean.

    I gradually just saw Guayaki's Yerba Mate in the grocery store a few times. I bought my first bag of loose leaf mate two years ago or so. Tried it through a french press and drank it for a while on and off, still mostly drinking coffee (or even mixing the two ). Until back in September this year, I decided that I had had enough with coffee, it just felt like a drain on me. So I ordered Five pounds from Guayaki, a gourd, and a bombilla.

    Albeit it still contains caffeine, which is the crux of this caffeine epidemic that is sweeping across America, I love me some mate.

    I'll drink it cold, warm, hot, frozen, old, or perhaps mixed with berry juice. It feels incredibly healthy and is to me essentially liquid food.

    And on the plus side, Guayaki contributes amazingly to the fight against deforestation of the Amazon. www.guayaki.com Sorry it's a source, but they don't sell carnivorous plants.

    Anyway, the down-side is that I get a weird, inquisitive, and on occasion, indignant reaction from 98% of all people that I encounter while utilizing my fair trade hand carved gourd. I understand because it is so unfamiliar in our culture, but after the hundred somethingth time someone asks, "lol wutz that disgusting looking crap?"

    I wonder... "Am I the only person who drinks this awesome stuff?!"

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    Is it tasty?
    I'm so scared to try it, but I totally want to!

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    It tastes like.... Hearty, delicious goodness. They have flavored kinds, or you can mix it with juice or something, but I just drink it straight cold not even heating it up or anything.

    It certainly grew on me. Not many people say, "ew" their first time drinking it, but there have been one or two.

    If you're in Portland, I'm sure there are some off the chain Mate bars around somewhere.
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    I know of a few places that have it.
    I'll have to nab some between classes tomorrow.

    If I choke and die, it's on you. >

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    If you choke and die from drinking mate you weren't meant for this beautiful green world.
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    I love Guayaki! I dont have the gourd but i do buy the bottled drinks. Personally i like the pure passion flavor the most.

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    The bottled drinks are what got me started.

    I like that one and also Pure Endurance and, heck they're actually all good.
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    I made post about Yerba years ago with the title of "Do you Mate?"

    I bought dried gourds and carved my own cups, bought the metal straw though.

    I think it's good but I do not like the favored stuff, there is various kinds like peppermint, citrus and so on, I prefer the natural flavored hedge clippings! LOL

    I forget what brand I have - I dumped it into a big clamp seal container so I don't have the package anymore, might be De La Cruz it was a white bag with like a red Templar cross on it. I don't drink a lot of it, a one kilo bag lasts me about a year.

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