Guayusa, 500 gram

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Ilex Guayusa

Guayusa tea is a caffeinated herbal drink, which is commonly used in South America, especially in Ecuador. The infusion is made from the leaf of a holly ( Ilex guayusa ), which is native to the Amazon rainforest. Guayusa is such as mate, guarana and kola nuts are a good alternative to coffee.
One major difference between guayusa and yerba mate is the taste. In Unlike yerba mate, which can have a slightly bitter taste, Guayusa as soft, earthy and slightly sweet.

In fact, the Locals in Ecuador have long used Guayusa to increase their vigilance, especially during work. Certain indigenous tribes may refer to: Guayusa as a "night watchman", as the drink is sometimes used to To help people stay awake in the evening hours.

Preparation as a tea: One teaspoon of guayusa leaves per cup (0.25l). The leaves are best cooked in a pot of boiling water. Water poured over and then should steep for at least five to ten minutes.
This amount is roughly equivalent to a cup of coffee, which reduces the caffeine content concerned!