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Argentine Organic Update - It's on the Way!


I have good news and bad news. First, the good news... there is a shipment of Argentine Organic on its way from South America as I type this. Now, the bad news... it won't be here until mid-July (which I guess is actually only a few weeks away), and there won't be much. And I should mention that it's costing a little more to get it up here into the country. So, we unfortunately need to bump the price up to $7.50 per pound. Sorry folks.

I don't know how many of you follow the news in Argentina, but they've had some turmoil going on down there since the first of the year. Farmers have been striking in response to the government's new tariff on certain agricultural exports. As a result, we've had a difficult time getting product out of the country (both yerba mate and gourds).

Since we first introduced this Argentine Organic product, we've built quite a loyal following of enthusiasts (I don't know how many folks have emailed or called over the past few weeks asking when we'll have more!) Since it doesn't appear that we're intially going to have enough to satisfy both our current drinkers and new customers, we're going to have a pre-sale on the 1lb bags and give you a chance to reserve your mate before we activate it publically on the website or offer it to wholesale customers.

Simply follow the link below to access our reservation form. We're going to cap the single order at 5lbs. Once the product arrives, we'll go down the list in chronological order of when we received the reservation, and contact you with a unique order page where you can place your order. A reasonable amount of time will be given to you before we notify the next group.

Access Reservation Page

Aviva + Stevia + Spearmint = Hmmmmm...Good!

June Special: For a limited time, we're going to produce the Summer Fruit Ambrosia cool blend in tea bags AND offer you a whopping pound of them for only $22! This is certainly a refreshing blend of yerba mate, black tea, and fruit cocktail.

*CLICK HERE* to access ordering page

Did any of you catch yerba mate on the NBC Today Show a few months ago? This video has been an extremely popular link on our website and newsletter. Yerba mate was highlighted as one of five life-changing foods! Check out the video here:

If you haven't already done so, I invite you to download our Yerba Mate FAQ. This pdf is a compilation of published research on yerba mate. (It has been downloaded over 15,000 times!)

The Tea Totaler: Yerba Mate by Jeffrey Hake
abstract from article:

This time the Tea-Totaler has taken a keen eye to yerba mate, the oft-misunderstood energy tea from South America.

My first experience with mate (pronounced "ma-tay," from Spanish) was in the summer of 2005. I was working on a farm on Nantucket Island that employed workers from all over the world. Two of these workers were Lucas and Eugenia from Argentina. My first time visiting their on-farm apartment, I walked into their living room to find Lucas pouring a bag of green leaves into a bizarre vessel. He said to me, "Jeffrey, would you like mate?" Being the fresh-faced young college student was, I had no idea if he was offering me some kind of drug or tricking me into some kind of "farm initiation." Seeing that I looked flustered, he said calmly, "It is tea. It's okay. Please, have some mate. It is good, from Argentina." He poured water on the leaves and handed me the vessel, a polished cow hoof with hair attached above the toes. It had been hollowed out and the inside was filled nearly to the top with small leaves, which had been flooded with hot water.

In this concoction was another foreign device: a thick metal straw - "una bomba" as it's called - that ended in a flattened bladder with perforations. The idea was that one sucked on the top of the straw, and water would flow through the holes without drawing up any of the leaves. Read More...

Take care and we'll see you in a couple weeks. Don't forget you can Save on Summer Fruit Ambrosia Tea Bags in June. For all other products, our storefront is a great place to start! As always, free shipping on domestic orders over $50!!


Dan Garcia
Founder, Aviva Ltd.

Browse Past Newsletters...
April 2008 - 3 New Yerba Mate Studies
February 2008 - NBC Today Show Video and Survey Results
November 2007 - Hidden Benefits of Yerba Mate
July 2007 - Men's Journal Article on Yerba Mate
June 2007 - Julio Franco of the NY Mets Drinks Yerba Mate
May 2007 - Kiehl's New Line of Yerba Mate Products
April 2007 - Yerba Mate Tea Association of the Americas
March 2007 - Nutrients for Improving Running Performance
February 2007 - Argentine Tea, the 'New Coffee Break'
January 2007 - The Social Significance of One Hot Drink
August 2006 - Make a Splash while Mountain Biking!
July 2006 - Nutraceutical Potential of Mate Tea
July 2006 - The World's Healthiest Foods List, A-Z
June 2006 - Acrylamide danger in coffee
April 2006 - New Argentine Organic Product
February 2006 - Herbal Tea With a Big Kick!
January 2006 - Monthly Special and Honest Food Guide
December 2005 - Tea is Hot!
November 2005 - Yerba featured on NBC Today Show
October 2005 - New Tea Packing Machine
September 2005 - Yerba in the Press
August 2005 - Mental Clarity & Xanthines
July 2005 - Heat Stress & Important Safety Tips
June 2005 (Part II) - Shortage of Yerba in South America
June 2005 - Aviva Sample & Processing Methods
March 2005 - Anticancer Research
February 2005 - Aviva Quality Discussion
January 2005 - Antioxidants
October 2004 - Yerba & Weight Decline
August 2004 - River Trip & Matelattes
July 2004 - Earn 5lbs w/ Wholesale Initiative
June 2004 - Beverage Consumption Rates

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