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Mate tea effect - blood pressure, skin, weight loss effects of mate


In this article we would like to summarize the effect of Mate extensively. You will then understand exactly how the effects of mate tea come about, how the mate tea effect can affect skin, blood pressure and weight and even help you lose weight.

In addition, you will find our comparisons with Matcha tea and at the end Guayusa Tea. With this comparison, we would like to bring the mate tea advantages, disadvantages, and also advantages of other caffeine -containing drinks. In the end you can decide for yourself whether Mate Tea is the right choice.



  1. What is Yerba Mate Tea?
  2. What ingredients does mate tea have?
  3. Mate tea taste - how does mate tea taste?
    1. Traditional mate tea taste
    2. Green Mate or Raw Mate taste
  4. How does mate tea work?
    1. Mate tea effect caffeine
    2. Mate tea effect
    3. Mate tea effect blood pressure
    4. Mate tea effect skin
  5. Yerba mate tea advantages
  6. Mate Tea VS Matcha
  7. Mate tea vs Guayusa
  8. Conclusion Mate Tea Effect


1. What is Yerba Mate Tea?

mate tea Is a so -called Ilex plant and thus related to our Guayusa Tea plant as well as the one in North America Yaupon. Yerba Mate, on the other hand, grows how Guayusa also in South America. Mainly in the countries of Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Peru.The mate tea is appreciated by the locals for its invigorating effect.

The Yerba Mate leaves are prepared as tea, but which is drunk differently than we know it in this country for herbal or fruit teas. Traditionally, mate tea in one Calibrum With a so -called Bombilla drunk. Bombilla is a straw that has a sieve at one end. The calibration is a hollowed -out and dried bottle pumpkin.

The calibration is largely filled with mate and the straw in the middle is placed. After that, only one sip is added to hot water so that the lowest part of the bombilla is covered. Until the mate no longer has a taste and effect, it is drunk alternately and new water is added.


What is Yerba Mate?


2. What ingredients does Mate Tea have?

The effect of Mate Tea can be attributed to its active ingredients. In our "Wachmacher comparison“You can find the world's best known caffeinated drinks, their ingredients and active ingredients including effect on our body.

The mate tea effect is mainly due to the active ingredients caffeine, all sorts Polyphenol, something Theobromine and something Theophyllin caused. If you want to learn more about the effect of the individual active ingredients, click on the corresponding active ingredient or read Here is an extensive summary.

In addition, mate tea also contains minerals and vitamins such as B1, B3 and C.


3. Mate tea taste - how does mate tea taste?

There are not as many varieties from Yerba Mate as from green tea and black tea, but Mate tea does not always taste the same. It also comes here, just like with Guayusa on the extension, the processing, preparation, age of the leaves and of course accordingly.

Nevertheless, Mate tea is usually always bitter in taste, even when brewing as a tea and not in a bombilla. In the following we will give you a brief overview. In our detailed article "Mate tea taste"In addition to quality levels, we also go to the different types that come about through different processing, as well as preparation methods, a.


3.1. Traditional mate tea taste

The most drunk mate is the traditional mate dried by fire or smoke. It has the typical smoke aroma, both in the smell and taste. If the mate is actually dried over a fire as is common as usual in South America, it can go to the known Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAK short). These PAK are acquaintances Creator for cancerby particularly frequent esophageal cancer.


3.2. Green Mate or Raw Mate taste

The taste of a green "raw" mate differs a lot from the traditional. The smoky aroma is completely missing and the taste is much more lovely. The green mate as well Guayusa Tea gently dried over hot air. The green mate resembles ours PURE Guayusa Taste, however, is still very typical Mate Tea with a strong bitter grade.


Yerba mate taste - how does Yerba Mate taste?


4. How does mate tea work?

The mate tea effect is generally stimulating, but significantly different from that of coffee, green tea or Guayusa. Here you will find ours Caffeine comparison.

The difference in the effect of everyone caffeinated drinks it always arises from the different compositions of the ingredients. In the case of Mate, in addition to caffeine, mainly polyphenols and general work Antioxidants.

So how does Mate tea work differently? In principle, it can be said that Mate looks weaker than e.g. B. coffee, which comes about due to the lower caffeine content. At Mate Tea, this is just 1.4%.

Depending on the preparation, the effect of mate tea can also be significantly stronger than with a normal coffee. The traditional drinking from a bombilla solves a large amount of caffeine in one fell swoop, which can racing heart, stomach problems and tremor - just like with coffee.

If the mate tea is brewed like a herbal tea, there is a lust for wax, which has a slight focusing and stimulating. Nevertheless, the mate tea effect can be felt strongly in the cardiovascular system, which is why Mate Tea is not really an alternative for people who have problems with coffee. Here would be Guayusa The better choice.

Mate tea has a basic effect and can therefore be drunk without any problems if it is a green mate. If you want to be on the safe side, you prefer to use the older brother Guayusa.

Then we would like to take a closer look at the individual effects of mate tea.


4.1. Mate tea effect caffeine

Caffeine is a stimulus that acts on the central nervous system and cardiovascular system. So if you were to eat pure caffeine in too high quantities, you could die from a heart collapse. However, this requires an incredibly high amount of far over 1g caffeine

Since mate tea contains only about 1.4% caffeine, the effect on the body is only strong when drinking traditional. What many do not know is that cold drinks like club mate contain almost no mate, but extracted coffee caffeine. The taste comes from flavorings.

Caffeine, in general, also reduces the formation of the hormone melatonin and thus keeps our minds awake.


4.2. Mate tea effect

Yes, Mate Tea can help you lose weight with its active ingredients and effects. However, Mate Tea will not do magic and let the pounds tumble on the sofa! However, what the effect can achieve is that

  1. Your metabolism is stimulated,
  2. your Hunger feeling and craving is reduced,
  3. and your energy level is increased in sports.

The mate tea effect on losing weight is therefore rather a favorable property that you like from Guayusa Can use tea for you to successfully get to your goal. However, don't let any company tell your mate tea, mate powder or possibly even capsules to lose your kilos in your sleep - there is no evidence of this!


4.3. Mate tea effect blood pressure

Mate tea contains Theobromine, this active ingredient has a blood pressure -lowering effect. He relaxes and thereby widens the blood vessels. However, this property only occurs with low consumption, not with all -day consumption, as is common in South America. If the mate tea is therefore to have a lower effect on your blood pressure, you should only enjoy Mate in moderation.

Due to constant drinking, the effect would turn around and lead to heartbeat and shaky due to the caffeine. With a traditional mate, stomach problems could also occur.


4.4. Mate tea effect skin

The positive effect of mate tea on the skin is due to the ingredients. Magnesium, potassium, iron, phosphorus, manganese, the previously mentioned vitamins, antioxidants and even caffeine have a good influence on the skin.

However, it is not enough to drink from mate tea. In order to have the effect on the skin, Mate must also be applied to the skin. There are now various manufacturers that offer cosmetics products with Mate extract.

It is important to know that Mate tea significantly fewer antioxidants has as green tea and compared to Guayusa Tea almost none at all. You can find a comparison HERE. The mate tea effect on the skin is therefore more imaginary in finished mate cosmetics products than real.


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5. Yerba mate advantages

The advantages of Yerba Mate Tea are certainly a reason for the great distribution of the South America drink. Mate tea wakes up, and usually more pleasant than coffee, it contains some positive active ingredients and, if it is a green mate. With low consumption, the mate tea has a lower influence on blood pressure.

A RAW Mate has no carcinogenic PAK and is gentler in taste. Mate tea contains many tannins, tasty a disadvantage, but an advantage for the skin and stomach problems.


6. Mate Tea VS Matcha tea

Matcha tea, many do not know, is green tea, which is shaded for a few weeks before harvesting. Therefore, Matcha tea is not quite as bitter as a normal green tea.

Both teas, Matcha and Mate Tea, still contain a lot of tannins, which are reflected in an extremely bitter taste.

Matcha tea has a caffeine content Between 1.8% and 4.4%, whereby the Mate tea content just 1-2%. Read our detailed ones too Comparison of different natural caffeinated drinks.

Matcha tea has much more Antioxidants As a mate and the factThe fact that you drink the ground leaves and not just drink the tea has an additional positive effect.

Both plants grow Monocultures And therefore form a considerable stress factor for our environment.

The effect of both teas is difficult to compare. Basically, Matcha is described as a somewhat more focusing but also more calming than mate tea, this has a stimulating and stronger effect on the body than the mind.

You can find a detailed comparison in our post "Mate Tea vs. Matcha". Here we are much more precise on effect, ingredients and taste of the two junior agents.


Mate tea vs Matcha tea comparison


7. Mate Tea VS Guayusa

Guayusa is related to Yerba mate tea. Both come from South America, Guayusa However, 99% only grows in the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador. The cultivation of Guayusa takes place exclusively in forest gardens that protect the rainforest from deforestation and receive biodiversity. Yerba Mate, on the other hand, is rarely found in environmentally protecting forest gardens. The extension usually takes place in monocultures, which are miserable for the environment and wildlife.

The Guayusa Tea effect differs greatly from the mate tea effect, since Guayusa In addition to caffeine, theobromine, theophylline and significantly more antioxidants, L-theanine also contains. This active ingredient ensures Guayusa For a particularly concentration -promoting wax state. This focus is accompanied by a long and very pleasant waking state.

Guayusa Like Mate Tea, if it has not been dried by fire, has a basic effect and is therefore very pleasant on empty stomach.

Guayusa In addition, tea does not taste bitter even after a long time and can open various wise prepared become. With Guayusa Even coffee-like drinks such as cappuccino, latte, cold-brew, ICE-BREW and espresso are possible.


Mate tea vs Guayusa Tea comparison


8. Conclusion Mate Tea Effect

The effect of mate tea is definitely on the more pleasant side of the caffeinated drinks. In addition, the mate tea effects the metabolism and can therefore help you lose weight. The tea lowers blood pressure, has a basic effect and has a positive effect on the skin, provided that the leaves are actually prepared as a facial mask.

Nevertheless, Mate Tea has some big weaknesses. This includes the PAK, which can be carcinogenic, the bitter and very getting used to the taste as well as the effect on the cardiovascular system, which can quickly lead to heartbeat and shakiness if you drink too much.

However, the effect can generally be described as pleasant and a cup of mate tea will definitely not harm.

At the Purchase of mate tea We particularly recommend payable attention to the origin. We are only aware of a manufacturer in Germany who knows exactly where his mate comes from, how it is grown and what the working conditions for the farmers are.

About a combination with Guayusa Of course we would be particularly happy. Guayusa Has about twice as much caffeine as Mate tea and still does not have a negative effect on the cardiovascular system. In our Shop You can find alongside our 100% Organic Guayusa Combs also mixes for more variety. We look forward to your visit and hope that this post helped you.

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