I'm planning to try more mate, and want to buy proper cups. I haven't decided on the material yet, but the shapes will be the traditional ones (round for Argentinian mate, chalice-shaped for powdery Brazilian mate).
I am unsure which size is appropriate for one person. I thought 200 ml would be all right, but I've heard some people say - including Brazilian store owners - that even for one person a bit bigger would be appropriate.
First of all: Why exactly are cuias normally larger than the Argentinian counterparts? Is there more to it than tradition and there is a practical reason, or should I get the same size for both?
Secondly, what should the volume for each be? I know it's preference, but I'm talking about what people in those countries reasonably use if they drink alone.
Thanks a lot!
Healthy herbs, rooibos, honeybush, decaf tea, and yerba mate.