Here is a step-by-step guide on how to brew loose leaf guayusa tea:
Gather your materials: You will need loose leaf guayusa tea, a teapot or a French press, filtered water, and a kettle or stove to heat the water. You can also add optional ingredients such as honey, lemon, or mint to taste.
Measure the tea: For a full pot of tea, use about 1-2 teaspoons of loose leaf guayusa per cup of water. Adjust the amount to your desired strength.
Heat the water: Bring the water to a boil, then reduce the heat to a gentle simmer. The ideal brewing temperature for guayusa tea is between 80-85°C.
Place the tea in the pot or French press: Add the loose leaf guayusa to the pot or French press.
Pour the water over the tea: Slowly pour the hot water over the tea leaves, making sure to fully saturate them. If using a French press, let the tea steep for 3-5 minutes. If using a teapot, let the tea steep for 4-6 minutes.
Strain the tea: If using a French press, press down on the plunger to separate the tea leaves from the brewed tea. If using a teapot, pour the tea through a strainer to remove the leaves.
Serve and enjoy: Pour the brewed tea into cups and add any optional ingredients as desired. Savour the unique flavour of guayusa and its energising properties.
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Experiment with the amount of tea and steeping time to find the perfect balance for your taste preferences.
If you prefer iced tea, simply brew a pot of hot tea and let it cool before pouring over ice.
To get the best guayusa experience, we recommend using high-quality leaves, such as those available from Athlete’s Brew. Using high quality guayusa tea is important for getting the best drink because it ensures that you are getting the full flavour and benefits of the tea. High quality guayusa is made from the leaves of the holly tree, which are carefully selected and processed to preserve their natural flavour and nutrients. Poor quality guayusa, on the other hand, may be made from lower quality leaves or may have additives that alter the flavour and health benefits of the tea. Using high quality guayusa can also help to support sustainable and ethical farming practices, as it helps to ensure that farmers are properly compensated for their hard work and that the holly trees are harvested in a way that is environmentally friendly.
With these simple steps, you can easily brew a delicious and refreshing cup of loose leaf guayusa tea. Happy brewing!