Guayusa Tea

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Guayusa (gwhy-you-sa) Tea is made from brewing leaves from the guayusa tree, which is a type of holly found in the Amazon region of South America.

It is related to yerba mate, but not related to Camellia sinensis and has been used by the native people of the region for millennia for its energy and health promoting properties.

The above caffeine amount is derived from using 2 grams of traditional guayusa tea and steeped for 4-6 minutes in 8 floz of hot water. 

Other Guayusa Tea Caffeine Amounts

  1. Mint: 32 mg
  2. Hibiscus Berry 40 mg
  3. Ginger Citrus 36 mg
  4. Sage Lavender 36 mg
  5. Cinnamon Lemongrass: 33 mg
  6. Bottled Guayusa Tea (RUNA): 90 mg/ 14 floz

Guayusa has a higher antioxidant profile than green tea and much more caffeine, But like green tea, caffeine content can vary. 

Although used by western missionaries in the 1700's, it seems guayusa tea is just now becoming popular in the mainstream. If you want to try guayusa, just make sure you buy 100% pure varieties in order to experience what this tea has to offer.

The above caffeine amounts are based on what the brand RUNA Guayusa Tea has published concerning their products.

Where To Buy Guayusa Tea

Runa Amazon Guayusa Traditional Tea, 1 Pound

Price: $18.49 $17.99Available from Amazon / Runa Amazon Guayusa - Tea

RUNA Clean Energy, Traditional Guayusa Tea, 16-Count Tea Bags

Price: $4.99 $4.50Available from Amazon / Runa Amazon Guayusa - Tea

RUNA Amazon Guayusa Tea, Traditional, 2.5 Ounce

Price: $7.00 $7.00Available from Amazon / Runa Amazon Guayusa

RUNA Amazon Guayusa Variety Pack Tea Boxes, 96 Count

Price: $26.50Available from Amazon / Runa Amazon Guayusa

Runa Clean Energy Organic Guayusa Tea, Guava Unsweetened, 16.9 Ounce (Pack of 12)

Price: $24.62Available from Amazon / Runa Clean Energy Drinks

Ingredients in Guayusa Tea

Guayusa Tea and Water

Sugar content: Contains no sugar.

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Caffeine Concentration

Guayusa Tea contains 8.25 mgs of caffeine per fluid ounce (27.90mg/100 ml).

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