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Why Guayusa?

We keep reminding ourselves, we are more than just a company that sells Guayusa. I mean, sure, all our products at the moment are Guayusa, but that’s because it is so damn cool. We chose it as our first product range because it aligns so perfectly with our ethos: It’s good for you, it increases performance, it’s all natural. What’s more, it is under appreciated, so we can make it our purpose to spread the word about this super-leaf coffee alternative. That’s why we are proud to market and sell this leaf; because we know that with every person we convert, we’re making the world just that little bit better.

That’s also why we’re giving away samples* at a loss, and why we provide the best value Guayusa in the UK. We don’t want to create products for the exclusive club of the well-off, we want to provide the most nutritious, all natural drinks at prices that are inclusive. Because healthy living should be a right not a luxury.

*Samples are 1 per person.

What’s so exciting about Guayusa?

  • Coffee level caffeine, but with green tea level calm.

  • Grown sustainably in the shade of the rainforest by the tribes who have farmed it for millennia.

  • Nobody knows about it! It is quickly gaining popularity in the US, but over here, everyone is like “Guayouwhat?”!

What is Guayusa?

Ilex Guayusa, is a tree native to the region of Ecuador in South America that grows in the amazon rainforest. It is a species of holly and a close cousin of Yerba Mate that is brewed and drunk like a tea by the indigenous tribes that have been drinking it for 1000s of years for the energy lift and strength it gives them in the harsh environment of the rainforest. The Kichwa tribe of Ecuador consider it a sacred leaf and nickname it ‘the Nightwatchman’ for the plants energizing properties. Unlike Yerba Mate of Argentina it is never smoked and it is nowhere near as bitter. It tastes a little like a green tea, except unlike green tea one cup of Guayusa has a high caffeine content more similar to coffee. Unlike coffee you will not experience the jitters or the crash, the caffeine boost is longer and smoother, which makes it a great alternative to coffee for those who need the energy boost but struggle with the side effects of coffee.

Other benefits of the leaf come from the interesting nutritional profile that include high antioxidant levels in the form of polyphenols and chlorogenic acids as well as L-theanine, theobromine, theophylline and all 19 amino-acids. In a study comparing the intake of caffeine from green coffee beans to that of Guayusa, they found that the adrenal response for the same quantity of caffeine 6-7x less for Guayusa than the green coffee beans! No wonder coffee makes people feel so anxious. We can only imagine the health benefits to your heart and overall well-being if you reduce your adrenaline levels by 6-7x just by drinking Guayusa as a coffee alternative.

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Got a tea infuser?

If you’re just looking for value and you don’t mind brewing loose-leaf, our refill bags are the way to go. You will need an airtight storage caddy too that can keep out the light, we don’t recommend leaving it in the transparant bag after you receive it.

 

For orders with 3 or more products you will get an automatic 15% discount.

Unless you make multiple orders, all products are designed to fit in your mailbox for convenience and to save costs on postage. These savings are one of the ways that allow us to provide you with the best value.

We are not tired of saying: we provide the best value Guayusa in the UK!

 

Keeping it simple?

If convenience is your priority, obviously you must choose the teabags. Please note, no other company sells teabags the way we do. They have around 2g of dust in their bags compared to 5g of our high quality Guayusa. Guayusa has traditionally always been brewed strong; we’ve done our research properly and we want to provide you with the real experience. This isn’t ‘tea’, this is Guayusa.

Our Suppliers

Our suppliers work closely with the farmers and their families to improve their lives with respect to their culture and traditions. Greenmatters reinvests back into the farming communities, and Waykana pays their farmers 15% higher than fairtrade standards.

Our Suppliers:

Our suppliers work closely with the farmers and their families to improve their lives with respect to their culture and traditions. Greenmatters reinvests back into the farming communities, and Waykana pays their farmers 15% higher than fairtrade standards.

How to Choose?

If you’re just looking for value and you don’t mind brewing loose-leaf, our refill bags are the way to go. You will need an airtight storage caddy too that can keep out the light, we don’t recommend leaving it in the transparant bag after you receive it.

If convenience is your priority, obviously you must choose the teabags. Please note, no other company sells teabags the way we do. They have around 2g of dust in their bags compared to 5g of our high quality Guayusa. Guayusa has traditionally always been brewed strong; we’ve done our research properly and we want to provide you with the real experience. This isn’t ‘tea’, this is Guayusa.

Unless you make multiple orders, all products are designed to fit in your mailbox for convenience and to save costs on postage. These savings are one of the ways that allow us to provide you with the best value.

We are not tired of saying: we provide the best value Guayusa in the UK!

For orders with 3 or more products you will get an automatic 15% discount.

*Samples are 1 per person.