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Guayaki Yerba Mate - Loose Tea Leaves

iloveice Jan 30, 2009 12:24 PM

Hoping someone has found this product in Toronto or Mississauga, Ontario....

Guayaki is the Yerba Mate tea brand... I have often purchased it in loose tea leave form from the US, but have not been able to find it in Toronto...

I would even like to hear if it was found somewhere else in Canada, so that I could order and prepay for it because if I order from the Guayaki website, I must pay in US dollars and also encounter Canada Customs...

I love this tea, help me find it...



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  1. Kagemusha RE: iloveice Jan 31, 2009 03:49 AM

    No clue about brands but the only place I've seen yerba mate around Mississauga is at Lazio Bakery on Eglinton just east of McLauglin(southside in a small corner mall). Call 'em first.

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      iloveice RE: Kagemusha Jan 31, 2009 05:05 PM

      that's not too far off, thanks I'll check it out

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      Vickers RE: iloveice Jan 31, 2009 06:32 AM

      Try the Tea Centre in BC. They do a great mail order business. I order from them all the time. In addition, they certainly have things not on their website...


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        iloveice RE: Vickers Jan 31, 2009 05:04 PM

        thanks I'll check it out

      2. dumpycactus RE: iloveice Jan 31, 2009 03:43 PM

        i've seen alot of this here in ottawa!

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          iloveice RE: dumpycactus Jan 31, 2009 05:04 PM

          you've seen this tea in Ottawa, whereabouts... I'll be in Ottawa next month, I'll bring a truckload back w/ me, if I know where to find it... names of locations, addresses, phone numbers, anything to help me out would be greatly appreciated...

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            dumpycactus RE: iloveice Feb 1, 2009 03:09 AM

            lol sorry about my extremely vague reply...

            they have it at Wild Oat (Bank and Fifth; (613) 232-6232), they may be able to help out sourcing it;
            Herb & Spice (Bank and James; (613) 232-4087) have bulk teas, but i've never paid attention to the brand
            i heard they might have it at Little Latin America ((613) 235-4970) grocery on Somerset, i walk by quite often so i can check during the week;

            i hope you find it!

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              theel RE: dumpycactus Feb 1, 2009 05:53 AM

              there is an asian supermarket at the SW corner of Wilson and Jane (West end of the plaza). They have tons of stuff from different countries and they have Yerba Mate. Not sure what brand. Apparently Yerba Mate comes flavored, I didn't know that until I saw it there (Orange and Lemon I think.)

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                dumpycactus RE: theel Feb 1, 2009 07:51 AM

                Wilson and Jane?

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                  theel RE: dumpycactus Feb 3, 2009 11:19 AM


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                iloveice RE: dumpycactus Feb 1, 2009 10:27 AM

                I've heard about that Latin Grocery store, if its no trouble, see if they have it??? I'll be in Ottawa during February and I'll buy all they have!! how far is Somerset from Orleans?

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                  dumpycactus RE: iloveice Feb 4, 2009 04:56 PM

                  i'm not sure, as i don't drive... but the store is chinatown, and a few blocks west of bronson. does that help?

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                    dumpycactus RE: iloveice Feb 19, 2009 10:42 AM

                    sorry, i've been so behind lately!
                    have you gone to the store yet?

                    they don' have guayaki, but DO have:
                    nobleza gaucha
                    cruz de malta
                    la tranquera
                    hierbas serranas

                    all in 1kg bags, cruz de malta available in half kilo

                    hope you found what you were looking for!

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              Pincus RE: iloveice Feb 3, 2009 05:22 PM

              There's a Latin grocery/video store on Bloor near Palmerston (west of Palmerston, north side) which sells all kinds of yerba mate, but I don't know if this particular brand is one of them.

              1. pinkskittles RE: iloveice Feb 26, 2009 02:23 PM

                looks like on their site it says it's available at the big carrot, olga's (wherever that is), whole foods... if you go on their site and search for retailers by state you can see the ontario ones. it's a poorly organized site but the info is on their homepage. i'm gonna give this one a try. i haven't seen it at the carrot but i'll check for it next time i'm there.

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                  dumpycactus RE: pinkskittles Feb 27, 2009 04:46 PM

                  olga's is right about on bank and rosebury, in the glebe, just south of the 417 that passes overhead

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