First of all... Jivaro means savage in kichwa. It is not a tribe in the Amazon. If y’all are gonna exploit a ceremonial tea maybe get your facts straight?
I have been using Guayusa leaves with my tea blend for awhile. The leaves have a fresh sweet smell . I store in a air tight container away from the light. This tea lends a nice flavor to my homemade brew. And helps with energy , a good pick me up . Very good with Hibiscus , Fennel, and Honey bush , Nettle.
This tea is everything Colin said about it- I would add I love the aroma so much. The fact that enjoying this tea we create jobs for small farmers is of very big importance for me a;so. My deepest respect to this company and Colin especially for supporting small independent farmers vs. boosting mega corporations. The tea is super refreshing and the taste is wonderful.
Purchased this for my Mother-in-Law who is a big tea drinker. Her feedback: Nice caffeine kick, grind, and aroma. Pretty average taste. But very neutral if looking for a tea without a strong blend.
I love this tea for my healthy morning pick-me-up as well as for my garden! Yep, after steeping & serving the tea the leaves are terrific for adding to your garden. I add it to dirt first, then add it to my plants. Works wel!
Protect The Rainforest
Guayusa is grown by small farmers in jungle gardens that use the natural canopy of the jungle to grow real shade-grown guayusa. The more guayusa exported, the more rainforest that is protected!
Smooth, Never Bitter
Unlike it's cousin, Yerba Mate, Wild Guayusa is smooth and never bitter. It takes up other flavors very well and has a smooth, unassuming flavor that's delicious with a dash of lemon.
Growing Guayusa Popularity
Guayusa is a rather new crop to the global tea market.
In just 2008, global production of guayusa was zero pounds. Nowadays, there are more than a million pounds of guayusa exported out of the Ecuadorian rainforests by indigenous forest farmers.
Why is it so amazing?
Guayusa contains nearly double the antioxidants of green tea. It contains almost as much caffeine per cup as a cup of coffee. Plus guayusa contains no tannins, the compounds that can make tea and coffee bitter, so it's a naturally smooth and sweet beverage.
Wild Guayusa Resources
Wild Guayusa FAQ's
Guayusa is pronounced gwhy-you-suh.
It has a tasty, smooth flavor. It's kind of like Yerba Mate, but without the bitterness.
We recommend about 3g of tea per 6oz cup of tea. For most teas, 3g equals a heaping teaspoon. There are 28g in one ounce, so there are ~9 cups of tea per ounce if using the leaves only once.
Of course, we recommend 2-4 infusions on average depending on the type of tea.
In this case, multiply 7 X total ounces X number of infusions to get total cups of tea per purchase.
Technically? No. Guayusa is brewed like traditional tea, but is not related to tea. It comes from the holly tree, as does Yerba Mate.
Herbal teas are caffeine-free. These include all rooibos teas, spearmint, peppermint, hibiscus, lemon balm, and most herbal teas using whole ingredients.
Green tea contains about 40mg per 6oz cup.
Guayusa tea contains about 66mg per 8oz cup.
Yerba Mate tea contains about 30-55mg per 8oz cup.
Use a kettle to boil water and a teapot to brew and serve tea.