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Guayusa tea - magic potion from Ecuador


Guayusa - der kraftvolle und energetisierende Wachmacher der Indianer

A sia in particular is known as a continent with a long tea tradition. In many places, tea is much more than just a drink. Deeply rooted in culture, it is a symbol, expression and integral part of immeasurable hospitality. The history of tea began around 5,000 years ago in China. However, tea has not only been a traditional drink in Asian countries for thousands of years. The beneficial effects of the combination of hot water and plant leaves have also been known in other places for a long time. Guayusa is the name of the extraordinary plant that is used by the indigenous peoples of Ecuador and has a long history. For many generations, the Kichwa Indians have used the leaves of the Guayusa plant to prepare Guayusa tea.

Guayusa tea is also becoming increasingly popular in Europe. What makes this traditional drink so special? How do you prepare it and what is the best way to buy it? Find out everything here in the blog post.


With the ongoing health trend, Guayusa is being hailed as a great source of energy. Guayusa works on the body and mind and will too used in sports and wherever creativity is required . Combining many of the beneficial ingredients found in coffee, chocolate, and green tea, a cup of guayusa tea might even put a smile on your face. The very high is also impressive antioxidant capacity of guayusa .


The effect of the caffeine or the caffeine content of guayusa is also exciting. Guayusa is the plant on this planet whose leaves have the highest caffeine content anywhere. It is also interesting in this context Caffeine comparison of Guayusa with coffee, mate & tea and how it differs in effect from these other caffeinated beverages. In contrast to these other drinks mentioned, the caffeine is very gentle and delayed, but has a longer, more subtle and more lasting effect.


Guayusa tea is therefore not only a nice alternative to morning coffee, but is also ideal as a natural booster in sports . In addition, Guayusa can be used before important exams and during daily work. Virtually everywhere where top performance is required. And everywhere else too. It was not for nothing that the Kichwa Indians used Guayusa, for example, as a stimulant before night hunting.


Are there any particular side effects to watch out for when consuming Guayusa tea? Do I have to pay attention to anything during the preparation so that these unpleasant side effects do not occur? Questions frequently asked by interested parties. Clear answer: no. There are no negative side effects from Guayusa known. On the contrary, you will probably find that the effects are exclusively positive. All the tips you get here only reinforce the positive effects. If you do not use these tips, there will still be no negative side effects.

The reason why side effects are often asked is that they are known from similar caffeinated drinks. But although Guayusa and coffee, for example, do not take the same thing in terms of caffeine content, side effects such as tachycardia, jitteriness, sleep or stomach problems are not known from the consumption of Guayusa tea, even with a lot of consumption. Since the tea is not fermented or roasted, there is no need to worry about yellow teeth either.


The preparation essentially does not differ from the preparation of other teas. In contrast to other types of tea, guayusa does not become bitter as quickly and can therefore steep longer. Especially our varieties GUYA Organic Guayusa Tea - Pure , GUYA Organic Guayusa Tea - Dark and GUYA Organic Guayusa Tea - Chai can even linger completely in the cup while enjoying it. In order to extract as many ingredients as possible, it is even a good idea if the guayusa leaves remain in a tea strainer all the time.

The full potential unfolds if you also observe the tips on the following questions:

How much Guayusa tea can I drink a day?
You can drink guayusa tea like an herbal tea, so you can easily pour yourself several cups a day. We recommend drinking up to a liter in the morning and before your first meal.

What is the best time of day to drink Guayusa tea?
You can best use the ingredients of Guayusa tea if you drink it in the morning after getting up and on an empty stomach or after a glass of water.

If you stick to these little tips, the positive effect will be amplified and will last until the evening. But you will also be able to sleep well if you drink Guayusa tea in the evening. Maybe even better, because Guayusa is said to be able to enhance lucid dreaming.

Brief instructions on dosage and brewing time:

  • Put 1-2 tsp per 330 ML in a mug
  • top up with hot water (100°).
  • Leave for 5-15 minutes
  • enjoy


Guayusa tea can also be prepared as a cold brew for hot summer days. For the classic cold brew, take about 4 teaspoons for a pot and pour cold water over it. Then put it in the fridge for 4 to 8 hours and the incomparable Guayusa Cold Brew experience is ready. In addition to the classic, there are others Guayusa Cold Brew Taste Experiences .

There are more Recipes and ways to prepare guayusa such as espresso with the Bialetti or as a strong, spicy and finely creamy latte.


Guayusa tea is offered finely chopped, in loose leaves, as a pad and as a tea bag. Recently even as Guayusa organic tea in cans, although caution is required with regard to the ingredients. Often there is only a minimal actual amount of guayusa in these doses. If you buy guayusa tea in bags, like you can get in drugstores like dm, you have to be aware that the ingredients don't fully come into their own. The guayusa leaves are packed with valuable ingredients that are best transferred to the water if you prepare the tea in a sieve, tea egg or in a teapot. It's also much more stylish and ritualistic anyway. So it's best to buy real, loose Guayusa tea, prepare it properly and enjoy it in the traditional way!


Have you become curious about Guayusa tea and want to try this fascinating and traditional luxury drink? Let's go! Our Guayusa is grown in harmony with nature. Thousands of years old methods are used to protect the jungle. Every purchase supports the preservation of the Amazon rainforest .

Guayusa tea

Organic Guayusa from GUYA is original Guayusa from Ecuador. You can order our Guayusa directly from our shop and have it delivered to your home.

GUYA is Europe's first and largest Guayusa brand that offers you a large selection of Guayusa products. Our versatile Guayusa blends bring variety to your everyday life, keep you awake, focused and relaxed at the same time.

Since 2016 we have been working directly with farmers from Ecuador without intermediaries and have learned a lot about the processing of guayusa.

We look forward to your Guayusa order. 

Powder Guayusa

Buy pure guayusa tea powder. Our Guayusa powder offers you a variety of preparations without losing the organic quality.

Our PURE Guayusa Powder is original Guayusa, but particularly finely sieved to extract the powder particles . You can use the Guayusa powder in preparation of  a latte, cappuccino, espresso or for smoothies and pastries.

With the use of our Dripper , Guayusa powder can easily be used to prepare tea. The dripper's has a double-walled sieve that prevents the powder particles from getting into your tea. This way you can enjoy a delicious Guayusa tea without tea leaves in the water.


The Guayusa sets contain all our Guayusa tea flavours  as well as our tea accessories.Purchasing Guayusa in Sets is a best way to save money because  the Guayusa is in cheaper price in Sets than when sold as an individual product.

Our Guayusa comes from Ecuador and is organically grown there and traded fairly by us.

Each Guayusa set is put together differently and offers you a cheap alternative to expensive individual orders. Choose from sets with a teapot, tea glass, thermos flask, tea strainer and our 7 Guayusa varieties.


Our high-quality tea accessories made from stainless steel and special borosilicate glass have a long service life and can withstand all temperatures unconditionally! Find the right tea accessory for you in our online shop!

The glass products, as well as our stainless steel tea strainers, are suitable for any loose tea. All products can easily be cleaned in the dishwasher or under running water.

You can buy our products individually or in a combined package at a lower price.

Our tea accessories online shop also offers you a large selection of Guayusa tea which all together, as a set, make   an excellent gift.

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