Posted: Feb 20, 2007 at 12:00 AM
(Last Updated: Sep 30, 2009 at 2:22 PM)
For the pure mate lovers (and those averse to sugar), Guayaki has created this flavor. It’s rather acidic in its flavor (as pure mate is), which makes it a variety that you probably don’t want to try first if you’re new to mate. But as far as mate products go, this one is spot on. Pure Mate has only 30 calories per bottle, natural caffeine, and scores higher than even green tea in terms of ORAC (antioxidant value). Packaging is simple and clean, having only a yellow backdrop behind the Guayaki logo and the front panel text. They’ve placed the USDA Organic logo off to the side, which is probably the right place for it, while easy to read sans-serif text is used for the flavor name. This makes for a nice blend of authenticity and practicality, allowing the product to have a polished shelf presence. Overall, if you’re a mate drinker, you can’t go wrong with Guayaki’s Unsweetened Mate.