Share a ritual of friendship with organic, shade-grown yerba mate sustainably harvested beneath the lush canopy of the South American rainforest. Revered for centuries as the drink of the gods and consumed to ensure health, vitality, and longevity, yerba mate triumphs as nature's most balanced stimulant. The leaves of the rainforest yerba mate tree contain 24 vitamins and minerals, 15 amino acids, abundant antioxidants, and naturally occurring caffeine. Sharing a gourd is a ritual of hospitality and friendship, and the Gaucho Gourd is a beautiful, functional gourd that honors the free-spirited nature of the Gauchos (Argentine cowboys). Because Guayaki fair trade gourds and bombillas are artisan-crafted directly in the heart of South America, no two are exactly alike. Each gourd comes with a 10-page booklet detailing its use in South American culture, and instructions on how to cure, pack, and care for the gourd. The set also includes a bombilla (or filter-straw) hand-crafted from a beneficial alloy of zinc, magnesium, and iron that will not rust, flake, or peel; the bombilla filters tea from the gourd for a direct herbal infusion. Each gourd of organic yerba mate provides a stimulating source of balanced energy in a rich, full-bodied tea steeped in tradition.
||460 x 460 x 600
||Gourd w/ Mate