Stash Tea, one of the largest specialty tea companies in the USA, announces the release of eight great-tasting new loose leaf teas made with a rare, naturally caffeinated herbal tea known as Guayusa. The teas are available exclusively online and at Stash Tea’s Portland, Oregon area store.
Guayusa is a stimulating herb native to the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador where it has been part of the Amazonian culture and cultivation for over 2000 years. The tea has traditionally been enjoyed by the indigenous families of Ecuador and treasured for its unique balance of caffeine, antioxidants, vitamins and amino acids.
The purchase of Guayusa supports small farmers in Ecuador and it helps the Amazon rainforest thrive, as Guayusa is shade-grown.
Guayusa is naturally caffeinated and has an energizing effect similar to coffee or Yerba Mate, but unlike coffee or Yerba Mate, Guayusa provides a slow release of caffeine for alertness and energy, without the jitters or sudden caffeine crash.
Guayusa is delicious. It has a naturally smooth taste, is never bitter, and has a rich and earthy aroma and slightly sweet finish. Stash offers a Pure Guayusa loose leaf tea as well as seven signature blends:
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