Guayusa (why-you-sah) is produced from the leaves of a caffeinated Amazonian holly tree, and is not related to the camellia sinensis plant that produces green and black tea. It is is grown almost exclusively in the upper Amazonian region of Ecuador and harvested from trees that are grown under the shaded canopy of the rainforest.
Guayusa is a natural source of energy and nutrition from the Amazon, provides clear and focused energy – what the native Kichwa people call “mental strength and courage.” The word Runa means “fully alive” in the indigenous Kichwa language.
Note: Unfortunately, our favorite Guayusa vendor has decided to focus on bottled beverages and will no longer be providing loose tea. So we’re on the hunt to find a new vendor! Watch for updates coming soon on this page.