Guayusa is a native Amazonian tree leaf that has been brewed like tea for thousands of years by indigenous communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Guayusa Tea offers a clear, focused energy by balancing as much caffeine as one cup of coffee with twice the antioxidants of green tea.
Traditionally, indigenous families gather before dawn to drink guayusa and share dreams, myths and legends. Guayusa is also consumed before nighttime hunting trips to make the hunters more acutely aware and focused – for this reason it is often called “The Night Watchman”.
Guayusa tea is exclusively produced by indigenous farming families, grown in diverse forest gardens called “chacras”. Producing guayusa thus creates an economic incentive to protect the rainforest”
The compounds found in guayusa offer a wide range of holistic health benefits from calming the nervous system to cardiovascular health.
Traditionally, indigenous families wake up together at dawn to drink guayusa. They sit around the communal fire drinking gourds full of guayusa until sunrise.