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Yerba Mate Man

Dan Garcia has been importing and selling quality Yerba Mate from South America since 1999. He is one of the first pioneering individuals to bring this product to consumers in the United States. Dan's extensive experience as a coffee roaster has allowed him to explore other products around the world that are considered favorites to the local populations. Upon being introduced to South American Yerba Mate, he immediately became a fan and embarked on a journey to make this beverage available to the American public. Dan has forged strong ties with suppliers in South America to import and promote mate and the traditional accessories for drinking the beverage (gourds and bombillas). Dan realized the traditional ways of drinking mate may not transfer to mainstream America. As a result, he's taken strides to provide mate in forms more commonly accepted by American consumers.


Yerba Mate Award Address:
Pure Leaf Naturals, Inc.
Home of Aviva Yerba Mate
PO BOX 394
Weir, TX 78674

Toll Free: 877-255-1473
Fax: 877-255-9271

Browse Past "Letters from Dan"...

January 2013 - Matelatte Recipes
August 2012 - UNM researcher finds evidence early Americans got caffeine buzz from holly
May 2012 - The Meaning of Mate in Argentina
April 2012 - Anti-Obesity and Anti-diabetic Effects of Yerba Mate
September 2011 - New Shopping Experience Now Live!
April 2011 - Experience the Ultimate Infusion with a Mate Gourd
January 2011 - New Partnership with Wild Harvest Supplier!
November 2010 - "Natural Highs" Yerba Mate Program for High School Youths
June 2010 - Yerba Mate Has Most Antioxidants, Polyphenols - NEW STUDY!
May 2010 - **Important Product Change Update**
March 2010 - Aviva Now Carrying Teatulia Line of Teas!
March 2009 - 2 Studies Regarding Yerba Mate and Obesity
January 2009 - Rooibos Tea Supports Liver Regeneration
July 2008 - Press Release about move to Denver!
July 2008 - South America's Elixir of Life
June 2008 - Argentine Organic Inventory Update
April 2008 - 3 New Yerba Mate Studies
February 2008 - NBC Today Show video & 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 - Steeped in Tea, 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
May 2006 - Foods that pack a punch!
April 2006 - New Argentine Organic Product
March 2006 - Everything stops for tea with an Argentine twist
February 2006 - Herbal tea with a 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 - Free Sample & Processing Methods
March 2005 - Anticancer Research
February 2005 - Aviva Quality Discussion
January 2005 - Antioxidants
October 2004 - Yerba & Weight Loss
August 2004 - River Trip & Matelattes
July 2004 - Earn 5lbs w/ Wholesale Initiative
June 2004 - Beverage Consumption Rates
May 2004
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March (2) 2004
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