Guayusa

Wikipedia: Ilex_guayusa | Teaviews: guayusa-tea 
Updated: May. 6, 2013 

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About Guayusa | Best (Top-Rated) Guayusa | Examples of Guayusa

About Guayusa

Guayusa Leaf
Guayusa
from Stash Tea
Guayusa, also sometimes spelled wayusa, is a caffeinated drink made from the Ilex guayusa plant, a type of holly. Yerba maté and yaupon are closely related, produced from a different species of holly. Guayusa is much less well-known than most other caffeinated plants, although more so than yaupon. Guayusa more closely resembles Yerba mate than any other drinks, although it has its own distinct flavor and characteristics, owing both to differences in processing and innate differences in the plants. Typically, Guayusa is produced by an initial withering (natural air-drying) followed by industrial drying.

Guayusa Leaf
Traditional Guayusa
from Runa
Guayusa has been consumed by indigenous peoples of South America since as early as 500AD, but it is only beginning to be cultivated commercially. One effort for such cultivation is beginning in Ecuador. Guayusa is native to Ecuador and all but a small portion of it occurs there; the native and production range of guayusa extends slightly into a small portion of Columbia and Peru as well.

In some regions of South America, Guayusa is frequently consumed with alcohol.

We classify blends of guayusa with other flavorings under flavored guayusa.

Best Guayusa

The notion of the "best" Guayusa is subjective, because different people have different tastes. We present the most often-rated and highest-rated teas in this category, and allow you to draw your own conclusions.

Most Often-Rated Teas

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Traditional Guayusa

Brand:Runa
Region:Ecuador
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
47
3 Ratings
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Pure Guayusa

Brand:Stash Tea
Region:Ecuador
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating

Top-Rated Teas

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Traditional Guayusa

Brand:Runa
Region:Ecuador
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
47
3 Ratings

Examples of Guayusa

The following are examples of the 8 selections of Guayusa in our database.

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Traditional Guayusa - Loose Leaf

Brand:Runa
Region:Ecuador
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
Picture of Traditional Guayusa

Traditional Guayusa

Brand:Runa
Region:Ecuador
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
47
Picture of Pure Guayusa

Pure Guayusa

Brand:Stash Tea
Region:Ecuador
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
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Guayusa - Traditional

Brand:Sunfood
Region:Ecuador
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose

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