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 Read More

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 Read More

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. Read More

Yerba Mate Radio Talk in Buenos Aires

Yesterday I was graciously invited to give an impromptu talk about mate, here in Buenos Aires, for a local radio station called ‘The Typical Mistake’. It went really well. I spoke about everything from mate history to mate as a symbol, more than a drink. Read More

Jay’s Yerba Mate Experience

What does yerba mate mean to you? Mate means a lot of things to me; for starters it’s an alternative to coffee. It stimulates me without any of the very unpleasant side-effects that I personally get when I drink coffee like agitation, nervousness, headache, nausea, Read More