• What is Guayusa Tea?

    Guayusa is a rare, naturally caffeinated herbal tea produced from the leaves of a holly tree (Ilex Guayusa). Guayusa can be found growing in the Amazon Rainforest regions of Ecuador, Peru, and Colombia.

    It is estimated that over 98% of the Guayusa trees in the world are located in Ecuador, making it the epicenter of Guayusa habitat on the planet.

    The Guayusa that the Guayusa Tea House sources is grown and hand picked (wildcrafted) by indigenous farmers under the canopy of the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador.

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  • Our Mission

    Strengthen the bridge between rainforest conservation and good health by drinking the Guayusa Tea House’s premium Guayusa tea. The Guayusa Tea House has created a market driven rainforest conservation and restoration project linking conscientious people worldwide by paying above market value prices to indigenous growers who are dedicated to protecting the most bio-diverse ecosystems on our planet. Live responsibly and healthy by drinking Guayusa tea. Enjoy a cup knowing that you have made a difference.

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  • Health Benefits

    Many people find drinking Guayusa both relaxing and stimulating at the same time.

    This blend produces a smooth, sustained energy without the crash and jitters often associated with coffee. Unlike coffee, Guayusa has been found to balance the bodies pH and blood sugar levels, detoxify the blood, improve the functioning of the kidneys and urinary tract, improves digestion and elimination while strengthening the lungs, removing cholesterol and lowering blood pressure.

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  • Indigenous & Historical Use

    The indigenous people actually refer to Guayusa as “Dream Tea” for its effect of helping promote a restful sleep, lucid dreaming and better dream recall. In testament to Guayusa’s revered status throughout South America, a 1,500 year old bundle of Guayusa leaves was found by Harvard ethnobotonist Richard Evans Shultes in a medicine man’s tomb high in the Bolivian Andes far beyond the native range of this plant.

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  • Preparation

    Suggested brewing styles:

    We recommend using 2 tablespoons (approx. 6 grams) or more of finely ground Guayusa leaves per 8 oz. of water which can be prepared using the follow methods:

    Tea Pot – Add crushed leaves to water. Boil for a few minutes and steep

    Drip coffee maker- Grind Guayusa leaves and prepare as you would normally brew your favorite coffee

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  • Purchase Guayusa Tea

    In the United States, contact Jeremiah Rehse in Washington State @

    For International or Bulk Orders, email us at:

    Mailing Address:

    Guayusa Tea House
    Address: PO BOX 1689
    Maple Falls, WA, 98266, USA

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Recent Articles

Guayusa Tea House Featured on Be Simply… Food Alchemy Radio

Join the hostess of Be Simply, ‘She’, and founder of the Guayusa Tea House, Jonathon Miller Weisberger as they explore Guyusa Tea. He will share the history and the benefits of the Guayusa Tea. In addition, he will reveal how by purchasing guaysa tea from the tea house one is assisting with preservation of the […]

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Guayusa Tea Now Available in Bellingham, WA

We are proud to announce that Guayuse Tea is now available in Bellingham, Washington in several locations.  Please contact Jerry Rehse for more information: guayusateahouse@gmail.com or 360.201.3329.  

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