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Other teas that taste like Yerba Mate, good substitute?

by katherines » Feb 10th 19 8:28 pm

Hi all, apologies for a repeat of this topic if it already exists, but here goes. I fell in love with yerba mate (Gauyaki and Nativa brands) around a decade ago. Coffee consumer prior to that and was just looking for something with less jitteriness but equally complex in flavor. Mate totally delivers on all fronts and has plenty of great added components like antioxidants etc. I drink it sweetened with honey, brewed for a while in a french press. For years I have been concerned over the over consumption of it due in part to the studies on head, neck, throat cancers especially since I drink about a liter a day of it and so I feel like enough is enough. I really enjoy but am eager to find a healthier alternative. Taste is my main goal along with zero cancer risk would be nice, ha. I've read matcha can be rich and grassy? Or long steeped rooibos? Any ideas would love! Thank you!

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Re: Other teas that taste like Yerba Mate, good substitute?

by 12Tea » Feb 18th 19 8:30 am

Perhaps you can try buckwheat tea (also known as soba tea).

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Re: Other teas that taste like Yerba Mate, good substitute?

by twiggysiren » Feb 19th 19 8:55 pm

katherines wrote: Hi all, apologies for a repeat of this topic if it already exists, but here goes. I fell in love with yerba mate (Gauyaki and Nativa brands) around a decade ago. Coffee consumer prior to that and was just looking for something with less jitteriness but equally complex in flavor. Mate totally delivers on all fronts and has plenty of great added components like antioxidants etc. I drink it sweetened with honey, brewed for a while in a french press. For years I have been concerned over the over consumption of it due in part to the studies on head, neck, throat cancers especially since I drink about a liter a day of it and so I feel like enough is enough. I really enjoy but am eager to find a healthier alternative. Taste is my main goal along with zero cancer risk would be nice, ha. I've read matcha can be rich and grassy? Or long steeped rooibos? Any ideas would love! Thank you!
Hi, maybe a roasted green tea like Hoji-cha or Genmaicha would do the trick. I'm a mate lover and these teas are similarly satisfying to me.

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Re: Other teas that taste like Yerba Mate, good substitute?

by JoonasJ » Aug 16th 19 1:46 pm

I recommend that you try Guayusa Tea. It is similar to Yerba Mate Tea but it does not have any carcinogens so there is no risk of cancer. Actually, Guayusa Tea helps with fighting carcinogenic cells.

You can read more about Guayusa here: https://yerbamateculture.com/what-is-guayusa-tea/

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Re: Other teas that taste like Yerba Mate, good substitute?

by GM701 » Oct 26th 19 10:32 pm

Yaupon tea may be a good substitute for Yerba Matte. Interesting beverage:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilex_vomitoria

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Re: Other teas that taste like Yerba Mate, good substitute?

by 1j2i3l4l » Nov 29th 19 3:43 pm

katherines wrote: Hi all, apologies for a repeat of this topic if it already exists, but here goes. I fell in love with yerba mate (Gauyaki and Nativa brands) around a decade ago. Coffee consumer prior to that and was just looking for something with less jitteriness but equally complex in flavor. Mate totally delivers on all fronts and has plenty of great added components like antioxidants etc. I drink it sweetened with honey, brewed for a while in a french press. For years I have been concerned over the over consumption of it due in part to the studies on head, neck, throat cancers especially since I drink about a liter a day of it and so I feel like enough is enough. I really enjoy but am eager to find a healthier alternative. Taste is my main goal along with zero cancer risk would be nice, ha. I've read matcha can be rich and grassy? Or long steeped rooibos? Any ideas would love! Thank you!
hi!!
just wondering if you ever found a decaffinated yerbe mate substitute? I’m looking for the same thing?

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Re: Other teas that taste like Yerba Mate, good substitute?

by 1j2i3l4l » Nov 29th 19 4:01 pm

does anyone know a good decaf substitute
for yerbe mate? i’m looking for something with a similar taste!!

thank you
j