What is Guayusa Tea?

Guayusa (Gwhy-you-suh)

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 ย is grown and hand picked (wildcrafted) by indigenous farmers under the canopy of the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador.

Guayusa has been part of Amazonian culture for over 2000 years and is treasured for its unique balance of caffeine, antioxidants, vitamins and amino acids which awaken the mind and fortify the body.ย  Guayusa is a botanical cousin to Yerba Mate (Ilex paraguariensis ) which has gained amazing popularity throughout the world in recent years for its health benefits and energizing effect.

What sets Guayusa apart from all other teas is foremost its extremely smooth flavor that is less bitter than many teas and has a delicious earthy and floral flavor. Guayusa also exceeds many other teas and foods for its energizing effects and health benefiting qualities..truely, Guayusa is a Superfood. Guayusa is great served hot or cold or with lemon or honey. In addition, the leaves may be boiled or steeped many times without losing their flavor.

Guayusaโ€™s amazing health benefits and superb flavor are quickly making it popular throughout the world.