What is Guayusa?
Guayusa (pronounced, "Gwhy-YOU-sah") is one of three caffeinated trees in the Holly family that grows primarily in the Ecuadorian region of the Amazon rainforest. Its leaves have been brewed like tea and ceremoniously consumed for their highly energizing and health promoting properties by the Kitchwa tribe for at least 1500 years.
Why do we love Guayusa?
Besides the pleasantly fresh aroma and taste of Guayusa, the real magic comes from the synergy between three of its naturally occurring constituents: caffeine, l-theanine and theobromine. The caffeine provides energy, the l-theanine acts to soothe the jitters normally associated with caffeine, and the theobromine acts to uplift. Combine that with more antioxidants than green tea and a plethora of amino acids and you've got yourself a healthy productivity powerhouse!
Waisa Mama's Guayusa Energy Tea
• 150mg caffeine per bottle
• Smooth energy: no jitters, no crash
• Lightly sweetened with organic cane sugar and organic non-bitter stevia leaf extract
• Brewed locally in Calgary, AB, Canada
We take every step possible to minimize our environmental impact. For example, our boxes are made from post-consumer recycled content, our labels are made from up-cycled coffee bags, and we use only glass bottles - what we believe to be the healthiest recyclable container. Our loose leaf bags are omni-degradable, meaning they break down into constituent elements rather than form micro-plastics.
Furthermore, we are proud that Guayusa cultivation is the cause of the greatest reforestation effort in Ecuador.
Our mission is to preserve ancient ethnobotanical knowledge of the Amazon by creating economic stability through mutually profitable trade with indigenous Amazonian communities. We also seek to reduce waste by using upcycled, recyclable and compostable materials where possible and aim to eliminate plastic from our procedures and packaging.
A world where more people choose organic and ethical products that empower communities and preserve the environment.
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