Amazon Spice Guayusa

(3 reviews) Write a Review
Price: $8.00


Yerba Mate SymbolThe Amazon Spice Guayusa Experience: the Amazon jungleLemon and Cinnamon Stick

Take a trip into the unknown with Guayusa, a naturally caffeine-rich herb from the jungles of the Amazon.

Tasting Notes: rich, bright, earthy

This blend is a study in contrast. Bright, citrusy, organic lemongrass is foiled with rich, enticing, organic cinnamon and earthy, green, organic Guayusa. Dry, Amazon Spice's colors are like muted fall leaves, yet brewed its color is a honeyed, bright, golden-orange hue. The lingering aftertaste is both sweet and spiced. Lemongrass refreshes, cinnamon stabilizes and Guayusa enlivens. The result is a balanced blend that gratifies the palate and the body.

Ingredients: Organic amazonian guayusa, organic lemongrass, organic cinnamon.

  • Caffeine Level
  • tea measurement 1 tbs Per Cup
  • tea temperature 180°
  • tea steep time 3-5 Minutes

Additional Information

Savoring Your Experience:

Pair this Guayusa blend with some of the foods of its homeland—fried plantains, jicima salad or grilled meats—or partner it with roasted sweet potatoes or honey-glazed ham.

Fun Facts:

Guayusa (pronounced gwhy-you-sa) is made from the leaves of a certain types of Amazonian holly tree. Like its relative yerba mate, it is naturally rich in caffeine. In Ecuador, it is traditionally boiled and drunk like coffee. It is considered to help sharpen instincts and help its drinkers stay awake all night.


Write a Review
  • 5
    Balanced and flavorful

    Posted by Jonathan Wilson on Oct 29th 2018

    I've tried most of Fusion Tea's mates and guayusas. This one has the best all-around flavor. The subtle sweetness of the lemongrass provides this tea a distinct brightness, while the cinnamon adds depth that keeps the sweetness from distracting, which invites the tongue to long for the next sip. A tea drinker with a well balanced palate will not need to add sugar, creamer, or any other addatives to enjoy a cup of this tea. It goes down smooth with no aftertaste.

    If you only have room in your tea shelf for one mate or guayusa from Fusion Teas, it should be this one.

  • 5

    Posted by Lisa on Sep 9th 2018

    I love guayusa! I was looking for a way to cut back on my coffee and this has allowed me to not only cut back, but cut coffee out completely! Great, subtle flavor. Quick shipping and good price point, too! Two thumbs up. :)

  • 5
    Warm and Spicy

    Posted by Liz on Feb 9th 2017

    Warm and spicy, esp good with a little apple juice or cider.