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Why Yerba Mate over Green Tea?

Stephan Blazevski

Yerba Mate vs. Green tea

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Yerba Mate or Yerba-Maté (in Spanish) is a plant species of the holly genus Ilex native to South America.

This beverage was first consumed by the indigenous Guaraní people, a group of culturally related indigenous population of South America.

Today Yerba Mate consumption became widespread, all across the globe!

Where is Yerba Mate mostly consumed?

Yerba Mate is traditionally consumed in central and southern regions of South America, primarily in Paraguay, as well as in Argentina, Uruguay, southern and central-western Brazil, the Gran Chaco of Bolivia, and southern Chile.

What are the benefits of drinking Yerba Mate?

Yerba Mate is rich in antioxidants and nutrients, which makes this beverage a best friend to our metabolism, especially because it naturally contains these elements within its leaves.

Does Yerba Mate contains caffeine?

Yerba Mate contains 85 mg of caffeine per cup, which means enough caffeine to awake you on the sleepy Mondays but save you from the jittery feeling and the alertness.

Yerba Mate vs. Matcha

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Green tea is a beverage made from Camellia sinensis leaves and buds.

Green tea is a type of tea that is made from Camellia sinensis leaves and buds. This infusion originated in China, but its production and manufacture has spread to other countries in East Asia.

Where is Green tea mostly consumed?

China and Japan. The Chinese are the largest green tea-drinking nation.

What are the benefits of drinking Green tea?

The Green tea is also loaded with many antioxidants and nutrients essential for our metabolism.

Does Green tea contains caffeine?

Green tea contains approximately 25 milligrams of caffeine per 8-ounce serving.

To sum up..

You can notice many similarities within these two beverages, but if you’re looking for a coffee replacement because you’re tired of it drinking every day, or you just can’t stand the aftereffects from the coffee but need a morning alarm, then we highly recommend you trying Yerba Mate.

The differences between the caffeine levels can really give you the solution you needed for so long in the moments such as Monday morning; an exam in college; important meeting; a job interview, etc.

Try it and come back to share your experience with us in the comments!


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