Native to the Amazon rainforest, Guayusa (pronounced by locals as Wayusa) is a caffeinated plant that is known for it's stimulating properties. Like green tea, guayusa contains L-theanine and is a great source of antioxidants. It is also seen to aid in digestion and to supress appetite. It contains more caffeine than black tea does, but less than coffee.
The flavour of Shanti Tea's guayusa is woodsy and slightly citrusy. It makes a great replacement for coffee, it offers similar stimulation without the jitters left behind from coffee consumption.
|Serving Size: 2g /cup|
|Steeping Temp: 100°C|
|Steeping Time: 5 mins.|
|Grade or Quality: Loose|
|Aroma: Light, herbaceous, slightly citrusy|
|Infusion Aroma: Woodsy, slightly sweet, slightly nutty|
|Infusion Color: Amber|
|Infusion Strength: Medium-Strong|