What is Guayusa?
It is a plant that grows in the Amazon region of South America. It grows in Ecuador, Peru and Columbia. The usual way to prepare it is to make tea from it. Guayusa is strong in antioxidants and caffeine, which can give you a nice boost. It contains more caffeine than coffee, but is said to give you a stimulating effect without the “buzzing” effect of coffee. This helps to stay focused and calm.
In addition, it is said that guayusa is also called “the watchman plant” that “keeps your eyes open” and can therefore help you with lucid dreaming.
The Guayusa has a pleasant taste that makes it easy to drink both hot and cold. The tea is soothing and you can almost call it sweet. So you don’t have to add any other sugars.
It is easy to make Guayusa tea. There are several ways to prepare Guayusa tea. You can use a French Press, prepare it in a cup or use a tea strainer. For all ways, use 2-3 teaspoons per cup of tea.
Boil the water. Then pour it over the tea leaves and let it steep for about 6-15 minutes, depending on how strong you want the tea. It is also good to know that Guayusa does not become bitter. The leaves retain their properties after use, so you can make a tea from them 3-4 times.