Looking for a clean alternative to coffee, sweets or energy drinks for your mid-afternoon energy slump? Guayusa comes to the rescue!
Guayusa is a highly-caffeinated leaf from South America drank as an alternative to coffee and energy drinks, since it contains theobromine, commonly found in chocolate, and L-theanine, a glutamic acid found in green tea that has been shown to reduce physical and mental stress. Traditionally, the Ecuadorian Kichwa people would boil guayusa leaves in water and drink the resulting beverage for its stimulative effects.
Studies show that Guayusa has double the number of antioxidants of green tea, which bring a wonderful balance to the caffeine content naturally present in the leaf (equal to the amount in a cup of brewed coffee).
Guayusa’s flavor is similar to South American Yerba Mate. It is subtle tasting, with zero bitterness and has a mild sweet taste, a smooth body and a mineral-like slight earthy finish.
Brew our rich Guayusa straight, or make your own punchy Guayusa Latte by adding some steamed milk of choice (almond and coconut milk make for a fantastic choice!).