What has the strength of coffee, the health benefits of tea and the euphoria of chocolate- from a plant with all the necessary nutrients? It is the drink of Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, & Southern Brazil and is traditionally drank from a gourd? Yerba Mate. It has 3/4 the caffeine of coffee, but the antioxidants of green tea. anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, fat reducing, anti-cancer,and weight-reducing as well as a possible synergistic lowering of inflammation and LDL’s.