OVER GUAYASA

WHERE

GUAYUSA IS A SUPER LEAF FROM THE AMAZON.

Ilex guayusaIlex guayusa is indigenous to the upper Amazonian regions of Ecuador, Peru and southern Colombia, where it grows in evergreen parts of the rainforest. Today, guayusa is only rarely collected in the wild. It is almost exclusively grown and know as a cultivated plant. As a species, it is part of the Holly genus and one of the four holly trees containing caffeine.

Close to 98 percent of the world’s guayusa grows in Ecuador. It is native to a thin stretch of the upper Amazon that hugs the Andes Mountains.

Guayusa has been part of Amazonian culture for over 2,000 years and is a botanical cousin to Yerba Mate (Ilex paraguariensis ) which has gained amazing popularity throughout the world in recent years for its health benefits and energizing effect.

FOREST GARDENS

Guayusa cultivation is done in what’s basically a forest garden. The Kichwa tribe call this natural type of farmland a Chacra. In these environments no chemicals, fertilizers or any unnatural elements are used. A Chacra allows the nutrients to flow between species in a natural sustainable way, the same way as the rainforest maintains itself without any human intervention. This type of cultivation ‘s very low input, and essentially replicates the structure of the natural rainforest, meaning there is no negative ecological impact on the indigenous environment.

TRADITION

ACTIVE COMPONENTS

What makes guayusa so special? With its high content of xanthines – the molecular family that includes caffeine (coffee, tea), theobromine (cocoa, tea) and theophylline (cocoa, tea) – guayusa releases energy slowly and evenly over time. This avoids the jitters, restlessness and energy crashes that other xanthine sources can cause. Guayusa’s unique xanthine blend gives a focused, positive flow throughout the day. As well as the xanthine effect, guayusa is also packed with antioxidants, with an ORAC value almost twice that of that in green tea. The antioxidants include phenolic compounds and flavonoïds, which prevent cell damage; guanidine, which lowers blood sugar levels; L-Theanine, shown to de-stress the central nervous system; and oleanolic and ursolic acid, which are recognized as anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and anti-carcinogenic agents.
With a history spanning thousands of years, xanthine-containing plants are an essential part of daily life around the world. In western society, as much as 90% of the population use a plant like this – for example, coffee, tea, cacao, guarana, kola or maté – every day. Guayusa is a very special addition to this list. It’s an excellent friend to include in our daily routine, and a healthy alternative to coffee or energy drinks. Give it a try and let guayusa convince Yu.

WHY

A GREAT SOURCE OF CLEAN, FOCUSED, SUSTAINED ENERGY.

A perfect combination of all the good things in one.

We are proud to say our product is GMO free and grown, processed and shipped without use of pesticides and agro chemicals.

Our superior quality leaves are hand selected and carefully washed, dried, processed and packaged by indigenous farmers under the canopy of the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador.

The energy of coffee without the jitters, restlessness or energy crashes. The pleasant and happy feeling of dark chocolate. Double the number of antioxidants compared to green tea A very bright and uplifting feeling.

ACTIVE COMPONENTS

What makes guayusa so special? With its high content of xanthines – the molecular family that includes caffeine (coffee, tea), theobromine (cocoa, tea) and theophylline (cocoa, tea) – guayusa releases energy slowly and evenly over time. This avoids the jitters, restlessness and energy crashes that other xanthine sources can cause. Guayusa’s unique xanthine blend gives a focused, positive flow throughout the day. As well as the xanthine effect, guayusa is also packed with antioxidants, with an ORAC value almost twice that of that in green tea. The antioxidants include phenolic compounds and flavonoïds, which prevent cell damage; guanidine, which lowers blood sugar levels; L-Theanine, shown to de-stress the central nervous system; and oleanolic and ursolic acid, which are recognized as anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and anti-carcinogenic agents.

With a history spanning thousands of years, xanthine-containing plants are an essential part of daily life around the world. In western society, as much as 90% of the population use a plant like this – for example, coffee, tea, cacao, guarana, kola or maté – every day. Guayusa is a very special addition to this list. It’s an excellent friend to include in our daily routine, and a healthy alternative to coffee or energy drinks. Give it a try and let guayusa convince Yu.

FAQ

What kind of tea is Yu.Tea?

Yu.Tea is a clean and healthy energy tea made from the leaves of the guayusa tree, a naturally caffeinated holly tree that grows in the Amazon region of South America, Colombia and Peru, but mainly in Ecuador. The main ingredient in Yu.Tea is guayusa but the Tea line is mixed with different herbs to make every one of you a happy Yu.

What flavors does Yu.Tea come in?

The guayusa in Yu.Tea has a smooth, earthy and sweet flavor to it. There are no tannins in guayusa, so there is no bitter taste. Drinkers can be generous with their steeping time. The tea will turn dark but not bitter. The 4 different Yu.Tea melanges are natural, lemongrass, licorice and mint.

Is Yu.Tea an organic drink?

While not certified organic, we are proud to say that our guayusa and the other ingredients are naturally ecologically friendly and pesticide, argo chemical & GMO free.

Does Yu.Tea contain Caffeine?

Guayusa contains caffeine, so Yu.Tea does, too. A five-gram dose of guayusa contains about 20-30 mg of caffeine. A single cup of coffee can contain up to 200mg caffeine.

hy is Yu.Tea a good alternative to coffee.

Yu.Tea gives a more subtle energy with none of the undesirable jittery effects that people often experience from drinking coffee. More and more people switch from coffee to guayusa and still feel energized, focused and alert.

What is the magic in guayusa?

Guayusa Yu.Tea has an unique balance of caffeine, theobromine, theophylline, L-theanine, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Deze magische combinatie geeft je een heel natuurlijke, schone en evenwichtige energieboost. This magical combination gives you a very natural, clean and balanced energy boost. buzz is finished. A well as an energy boost and a greater alertness, Yu.Tea has beneficial effects for your body, your mind, and your general health.

Can I drink Yu.Tea if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?

The general advice on consuming caffeine is to avoid consuming caffeinated products it if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Although there are no known specific contraindications regarding guayusa and pregnancy/breastfeeding we would not advise drinking guayusa at this time because it does contain caffeine.

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