Savoring the Experience:
Guayusa’s energy-boosting compounds are robust enough for a morning pick-me-up or a later-nighter. This brew is best for keeping your mind awake and alert. Don’t be afraid of resteeping the leaves; this guayusa is strong enough for up to 5 infusions. Just let it steep a bit longer.
Organic Amazonian Guayusa
- 2 tsp - 1 tbs Per Cup
- 3-5 Minutes
Guayusa is native to the Amazonian rainforest and has been used as medicine for many generations. The earliest evidence of its use by humans was a bundle found in the 1500-year-old tomb of a medicine man's tomb in Bolivia. In the 1600s and 1800s, several Catholic missionaries wrote about its medicinal uses, and one Victorian-era botanist reported finding a grove of it that had been cultivated since pre-Colombian times (before 1492). Medicinal doses taken in rituals held by the Kichua and Jivaroan peoples are quite high, while social consumption in Ecuador and Peru is closer to the amount we recommend drinking.