Where does Guayusa come from?
Guayusa comes from the holly tree native to the Amazonian rainforests of Peru, Columbia, and primarily Ecuador, where it has been used by indigenous peoples for millennia.
What is Guayusa tea traditionally used for?
Shamans and apothecaries alike have sought Guayusa for its marvelous properties, using it to induce lucid dreams, provide concentration and mindfulness, stimulate the mind, and heal everyday ailments such as aches and pains.
What are the health benefits of drinking Guayusa tea?
Guayusa is noted for its wholesome nutrition and the dozens of health benefits it provides, including: immune health, energy production and metabolism, weight loss, stress reduction and promoting mental well-being, and fighting cancer, inflammation and diabetes. It contains all the essential amino acids that cannot be produced by the human body alone, and is considered one of the best sources of antioxidants.
Doesn’t green tea also have many antioxidants?
Green tea is well-known for its antioxidant composition but Guayusa actually has DOUBLE the antioxidants: 58 micromolars per gram (μM/g), compared to the 29 μM/g of commercial green teas.
How much caffeine is in Guayusa tea?
At 90 mg per 8 oz., Guayusa contains more caffeine than any other tea (about 30 mg), as well as most caffeinated soft drinks.
That sounds like a lot of caffeine. Will I feel jittery?
Absolutely not! Guayusa’s caffeine content is released slowly rather than all at once. In addition, it lacks the sugar and other additives that give commercial energy drinks their harsh energy bursts and crashes. Combined with Guayusa’s 100% natural stimulants, this makes for a uniquely soothing stimulus of energy that is both pleasant and sustainable.
Does Guayusa have the same bitter taste as other teas?
Guayusa is free of the tannins that give other teas their bitter taste. In addition, Naturally Made sweetens our teas with all-natural agave, producing a flavored tea that is soothing but sugar-free at the same time.
Is Naturally Made Tea gluten-free?
Yes, Naturally Made tea is 100% free of gluten and completely safe for consumption by celiacs and those who are gluten sensitive.
Is Naturally Made Tea certified non-GMO?
Yes, our teas are all GMO-free and we have been verified by the Non GMO Project.
Is Naturally Made Tea certified organic?
Yes, our guayusa is organically cultivated and brewed. The USDA has certified Naturally Made as being 100% organic and environment-friendly.