Guayusa is a rare herbal tea produced from the leaves of a holly tree native to the Amazon Rainforest of Ecuador. Guayusa is naturally caffeinated and has an awakening effect similar to coffee and yerba mate.
Margaux J. Rathbun of Authentic Self Wellness has created a wonderful video review of our guayusa tea! In it, she describes the taste and health benefits of this naturally caffeinated herb from Ecuador.
Guayusa (gwhy-you-sa) is a stimulating herb produced from the leaves of a holly tree native to the Amazon Rainforest of Ecuador. Part of the indigenous culture for over 2000 years, Guayusa is delicious, with a naturally smooth taste that is never bitter. It has a rich and earthy aroma and a slightly sweet finish.
Guayusa is also naturally caffeinated and has an awakening effect similar to that of coffee and yerba mate, but provides a slow caffeine release without the jitters or sudden crash. And as Guayusa is shade-grown, it helps the Amazon Rainforest thrive, and helps small farms in Ecuador.