Yerba Mate Gourd
Partake in the incredible tradition of Yerba Mate in this hand-carved Rising Appalachia + Guayaki gourd.
Yerba mate has the strength of coffee, the health benefits of tea, and the euphoria of chocolate, all in one beverage. Brewed from the naturally caffeinated and nourishing leaves of the species of holly native to the South American Atlantic rainforest (Ilex paraguariensis), it contains 24 vitamins and minerals, 15 amino acids, and abundant polyphenols.Experience your yerba mate in this beautiful hand-carved Rising Appalachia gourd. (Packaging comes with metal straw and gourd instructions)
More about Guayaki...
Guayakí is a member of the Fair Trade Federation and guarantees living wages to the artisans who make our gourd and bombillas. Instead of purchasing gourds and bombilla from commercial factories, we employ Argentine artists who work from their home studios so they can spend more time with their families and create truly one of a kind pieces of art. At Guayaki, it’s not just about making a tasty cup of mate, it’s about meaningful work.
Our packaging material is a minimum of 100% recycled corrugated cardboard with 30% post consumer, although most are 100% post-consumer waste. Our packaging peanuts are made of plant based materials (dissolve in water) or salvaged and cleaned from other companies that we collect from inbound materials. Our plastic pallet wrap is recyclable. Our bottle shipper cases are completely recyclable, non-petroleum based, and made of 100% post consumer recycled corrugated board. This is a first in the industry – we are proud to say we pioneered these new boxes! The paper used for inserts, invoices, brochures, etc is always made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper.
All invoices, flyers, brochures and other paper materials printed for our customers and vendors are 100% recycled post consumer waste material or the highest post consumer content available. We will never use virgin paper materials in anything we print for our business. In our offices, we recycle, reuse, and reduce as a daily practice. We use real dishes and cups (and gourds) and wash them instead of using paper or plastic.
Guayakí third party life cycle analysis shows that after growing the yerba mate, and adding up all of the carbon emissions, guayakí is subtracting carbon from the environment.
Learn more about the traditions of yerba mate, the b corp Guayaki, and Rising Appalachia's partnership here. Begin your own gourd culture!