GUAYUSA ORGANIC

0.21 $/g

The Amazon Rainforest-the origin of guayusa (Latin: Ilex guayusa), is a region of exceptional beauty and ancient history. Often referred to as the lungs of the earth, the forest is home to countless species of flora and fauna, including plant-based remedies and stimulants that have been passed down for millennia. Guayasa, pronounced gwai-yoo-sa, is one such plant.

For the Amazon’s Kichwa people, the leaves of the guayasa tree, a type of holly, serve as the base for their morning beverage. According to their beliefs, guayasa tea is said to facilitate dream interpretation-an essential component of community decision-making. Kichwa legend tells of siblings who went in search of a plant to help them dream for this purpose. Falling into a deep sleep, they dreamt that their ancestors gave them guayasa leaves to brew into a tea. When they awoke, they held the plants in their hands. A miracle.

While we can’t verify the plant’s dream-interpretative properties, we can tell you that thanks to the presence of caffeine (by some estimates in measures equal to that of coffee), guayasa tea does indeed make a fantastic morning pick-me-up. What’s more, thanks to the presence of polyphenol antioxidants known as catechins, guaysa may protect against inflammation, heart disease, cancer, and type 2 diabetes -perfect for those seeking a nutrient-rich coffee alternative. Enjoy a piping hot cup of guayasa tea today, it’s a dream come true. Enjoy.

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Description

INFUSION: Light green with a brownish tinge

STEEPING TIME

TEA CUP 8oz (237ml) 10oz (296ml) 12oz (355ml)
AMOUNT 1 heaping teaspoon 1 heaping teaspoon 1.5 heaping teaspoon
MILD 2-3 min 2-3 min 2-3 min
MEDIUM 4-5 min 4-5 min 4-5 min
STRONG 6-7 min 6-7 min 6-7 min
Recommendation 3-5 min
TEA POT 18oz (532ml) 36oz (1064ml) 48oz (1419ml)
AMOUNT 2 heaping teaspoons 1 heaping teaspoon 2 heaping teaspoon
MILD 2-3 min 2-3 min 2-3 min
MEDIUM 4-5 min 4-5 min 4-5 min
STRONG 6-7 min 6-7 min 6-7 min
Recommendation 3-5 min

SERVING RECOMMENDATIONS:

MILK SUGAR LEMON MINT
NO NO NO NO
IDEAL BREWING TEMPERATURE: 100ºC/212ºF
HOT BREWING METHOD:
Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9oz / 200-260ml of fluid volume in the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea).
ICED TEA BREWING METHOD (Pitcher): (To Make 1 Liter/Quart):
Place 6 slightly heaping teaspoons or 6 tea bags into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 1¼ cups/315ml into the pot. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the leaves or removing the tea bags. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water. (Note: Some luxury quality teas may turn cloudy when poured over ice. This is a sign of luxury quality and nothing to worry about.)
ICED TEA BREWING METHOD (Individual Serving):
Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon or 1 tea bag into a teapot for each serving required. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 6-7oz/170-200ml per serving into the pot. Cover and let steep for 5 minutes. Add hot tea to a 12oz/375ml acrylic glass filled with ice, straining the leaves or removing the tea bags. Not all of the tea will fit, allowing for approximately an additional ½ serving. Sweeten and/or add lemon to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted. (Note: Some luxury quality teas may turn cloudy when poured over ice. This is a sign of luxury quality and nothing to worry about!)

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