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3 Insanely Powerful Green Herbs to Heal the Body

Chlorophyll is responsible for the green color of plants. With sufficient light, plants rely on chlorophyll to produce food. Humans are also able to leverage the power of this verdant compound, helping us to detoxify the body and protect the heart. But just because a plant is green, it doesn’t mean it’s a powerful contender […]

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Yerba Mate & Horseback Riding in Tajikistan

Mate, the truly universal drink. I’ve been spreading it to more and more people, and I still can’t get over the feeling of seeing someone take their first sip of the beautiful way of life that Mate is. Yes, way of life, because to just refer to it as a drink doesn’t do it anymore, […]

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Yerba Mate in TAJIKISTAN: Lake Varzab

My friends, my friends, my friends. I am currently on another adventure, and brought Mate along with me. I’m living in Tajikistan for the summer, and made sure to pack a few lbs of Yerba for the ride. Unfortunately, and I had to leave a lot of great Mates back in America. But, I was […]

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The true story of how EcoTeas came to be [Interview]

A few weeks after my interview with Steven Karr, from Guayaki, I came in contact with Stefan Schachter, founder of EcoTeas. After speaking with him for only a minute, I realized that Stefan is one of the people who, like Guayaki and other companies, has paved the road for Yerba Mate in the States. And […]

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Who is really behind Guayaki? [Interview]

A few months ago, I got the chance to interview Steven Karr from Guayaki. Steve is an amazing guy, with an amazing vision for Mate, and I couldn’t help becoming more and more excited about the future of Mate in the States as I spoke with him. Throughout this interview, we discuss Guayaki’s humble beginnings, […]

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Yerba Mate in NYC with new & old friends

The simplicity of the gourd is overwhelming, yet it continues to attract people far and wide. The herb is heard for miles, and strangers transform into friends with each pull of the bombilla. A bond is formed, and a mutual feeling is established that screams “WE ARE BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN THIS MOMENT,” causing everything […]

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Urushop: How one shop is spreading Mate in the UK [interview]

I was recently given the opportunity to interview Renzo, co-founder of Urushop, via e-mail. Urushop is an amazing yerba mate and mate accessory store, based in the UK. Read on to find out how it all started, who the people behind the shop are, and where they’re going with it! What inspired you to start […]

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Yerba Mate in 2.5 Minutes

Quick & dirty run down of Yerba Mate in 2.5 minutes. Drink on!    

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An Inside Look at EcoTeas [Interview]

I recently got the chance to interview Dee Fretwell, who is the Vice President of Operations at EcoTeas, located in Ashland, Oregon (which Dee pronounces “organ”). The interview randomly came about from the following sequence of events: Circle of Drink received some Mate from EcoTeas. Upon examining the package of the Mate, I saw that […]

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Yerba Mate NYC: The Social Catalyst

My friend Milton, and his roommate Casey, both lost their mateginity a few days ago. They described their experience as “enlightening,” and Milton claimed that Mate is a “social catalyst.” Both are very true, and I was happy to hear my friends come to this conclusion about a drink they had only recently been acquainted […]

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The Maté Factor: Fresh Green Herb Blend

The Maté Factor: Fresh Green Herb Blend –3.9/5 Gourds (Review on: February 25th, 2012)   Region: Campo Largo, Brazil Description: This is an amazing Mate for those who are just becoming acquainted with the drink, or prefer gentle grassy tones of sweet and slightly sour. It’s most definitely not for those who prefer their Mate […]

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Yerba Mate is the HEALTHIEST DRINK in the WORLD!

Yerba Mate: Practically all of the vitamins necessary to sustain life This isn’t a chemistry lesson, and I’m not someone with a scientific background (bear with me!), but I’m going to do my best to explain several chemicals, compounds, molecules, and vitamins that are key to Yerba Mate’s chemical composition, which makes it one of […]

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Why do I drink Mate?

“What is this ‘magical’ drink that you talk about all of the time, Matt?” “Does it get you…high?” “Is it healthy for you?” “I heard that this is linked to cancer, I don’t want cancer!” These are just a few of the various questions that people ask me daily about Yerba Mate. I always feel […]

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I want to drink every brand of YERBA MATE in the WORLD!

Dear Yerba Mate Companies, We here at Circle of Drink are dedicated to drinking, and promoting, a variety of Yerba Mate from all around the world. We know that many people have many different preferences for Mate, and we aim to continuously review, and re-review, different brands of Yerba Mate in order to educate others […]

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Mate: The Chill Drink

Mate: The Chill Drink

I LOVE MATE, and it is because of this that I respect and appreciate all that it does for me, and for others. While mate has recently become a large part of my life, there are times when I prefer a nice cup of tea. Due to the fact that mate causes me to chill […]

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Mate Circle: Mate All Day

Mate Circle: Mate All Day

Mate is commonly referred to as “The Drink of Friendship” for a reason. Its “power” goes beyond its ability to increase your health and awareness, and even extends to strengthening the bond between you and those who you sit down and share a with. I first experienced mate by myself, and felt as if I […]

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