Guayaki Sparkling Yerba Mate Organic Drinks
In the past, I’ve tried one of the Guayaki Yerba Mate drinks and it tasted interesting. For those of you that don’t know what Yerba Mate is, you can find out about it in here. Few weeks ago, Guayaki introduced three new sparkling Yerba Mate flavored drinks to the beverage world and they were kind enough to send couple samples for me try out. Each flavor contains different amount of naturally occurring caffeine. Their mission is to “steward and restore 200,000 acres of South American Atlantic Rainforest and created over 1,000 living wage jobs by 2020.”
Guayaki Sparkling Yerba Mate Organic Cranberry Pomegranate
The moment you open the can, there’s a refreshing fruity juice aroma popping out and if you sniff it for couple seconds around the can opening, you could sense the existence of cranberry and Yerba Mate scent in the aroma. As for the color of the drink, it’s close to those light raspberry colors. The texture was just like any other fruit flavored drinks. As for the taste, the very first sip tasted close to fruity tart taste. After couple sips, you could recognize the light cranberry flavor with Yerba mate taste and it makes you feel like you were drinking some sort of wild tea drinks. The taste was crisp, clean, smooth and very pleasant to drink. When your mouth processes the sip, you greeted by the Yerba Mate taste first and end with the light fruity tart taste. The aftertaste wasn’t that bad either and when you burp, the Yerba Mate comes up but very light.
Guayaki Sparkling Yerba Mate Organic Grapefruit Ginger
When you open this can for the first time, there’s a mix of ginger and grapefruit aroma coming out but the ginger scent smelled slightly stronger than the grapefruit. Also, there was no clear indication of Yerba mate in the aroma when you smell it. The color for this Yerba Mate drink looked close to Ginseng and the texture was the same as the previous Yerba Mate beverages. As for the taste, you could immediately sense the ginger flavor in the first sip. After couple sips, you could tell that the taste was very light. After you swallow down the sip, it gives a subtle hint of sweet taste. The grapefruit taste was difficult to find even after you had chugging down half of the can. Just light the previous flavor, the taste was crisp, clean, smooth and pleasant to drink. As you kept on sipping it, you will notice that the Yerba Mate taste did not exist in this flavor and it’s more like a ginger fruity drink. The aftertaste for this flavor was light as well.
Guayaki Sparkling Yerba Mate Organic Classic Gold
As for this flavor, it was slightly difficult to sense what exactly the aroma was in the beginning when you pop it open the can, but after sniffing around the opening for couple seconds, you could sense the lightly sweetened aroma coming out from the can. It sort of smelled similar to home made lime with honey drinks. The color for this drink was similar to the Grapefruit Ginger, but a bit darker. The texture was same as the two previous flavors. As for the taste, the first sip tasted a lot sweeter than the other flavors and there’s a subtle Yerba Mate at the end when you swallow down the sip. It’s interesting how the sweet taste comes before the main taste. After couple more sips, it felt like you were drinking honey lime tea beverages with subtle tart taste at the end. Again, the aftertaste was nonexistent.
The ingredients for Guayaki Sparkling Yerba Mate Organic Cranberry Pomegranate include: Sparkling Filtered Water, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Pomegranate Juice Concentrate, Organic Cranberry Juice Concentrate, Organic Guayaki Yerba Mate Extract, Citric Acid, Organic Guayaki Brewed Yerba Mate (Purified Water, Organic Guayaki Yerba Mate), Organic Cranberry Flavor, and Organic Pomegranate Flavor. 80mg of naturally occurring caffeine.
The ingredients for Guayaki Sparkling Yerba Mate Organic Classic Gold include: Sparkling Filtered Water, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Guayaki Yerba Mate Extract, Organic Guayaki Brewed Yerba Mate (Purified Water, Organic Guayaki Yerba Mate), Organic Spice Flavor, Citric Acid, Organic Prune Juice Concentrate, Organic Lime Juice, Organic Tamarind Concentrate, Organic Ginger Juice. 120 mg of naturally occurring caffeine.
The ingredients for Guayaki Sparkling Yerba Mate Organic Grapefruit Ginger include: Sparkling Filtered Water, Organic Agave Nectar, Organic Grapefruit Juice, Organic Guayaki Yerba Mate Extract, Organic Guayaki Yerba Mate Extract, Organic Ginger Juice, Citric Acid, Organic Grapefruit Flavor, Organic Guayaki Brewed Yerba Mate (Purified Water, Organic Guayaki Yerba Mate), and Organic Reb A(Stevia Leaf Extract). 80mg of naturally occurring caffeine.
Overall, all three flavors tasted great and personally I like the Cranberry Pomegranate and then the Classic Gold. The Grapefruit Ginger flavor was kind of light for me. If you are not sensitive to caffeine, pregnant, a nursing women or a child, then you can try the Guayaki Yerba Mate drinks. Thanks for sending the samples!
Size: 12Fl /355ml
Calories: 97.5, 97.5, 45
Where to buy: Store