WAYU Guayusa tea creates a unique kind of energy. Guayusa contains just as much caffeine as coffee, but unlike coffee or conventional energy drinks, Guayusa has a sustained awakening and stimulating effect. There are no chemicals in the leaves that later make you feel exhausted. Thus, the healthy energy of Guayusa tea is the perfect awake.
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Guayusa contains a very high concentration of vitamins, essential amino acids and
protective antioxidants. These strengthen the body and have beneficial effects on health. Through theobromine, as in cocoa, and L-theanine, Guayusa helps reduce stress, lowers hunger, and stimulates in a
more relaxed and carefree way.
Indigenous communities from the Amazon region of Ecuador are harvesting Guayusa leaves from forest gardens, bringing them together for WAYU. The sustainable collection of mixed cultures protects the environment and requires no artificial fertilizers or pesticides. Thus, we support biodiverse agro-forestry as an alternative to slash-and-burn and intensive plantation agriculture.
Guayusa (Ilex guayusa) is an evergreen tree that grows in the rainforests of Ecuador, the northeast of Peru and the southwest of Colombia, where the Andes meet the Amazon rainforest. This is one of the most biodiverse regions in the world. The tree is up to 30 meters high and needs the shade of other trees to fully develop.
Indigenous people living in the Amazon have used the plant since ancient times as a tea to combat tiredness and to increase their concentration during the hunt.