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Guayusa Caffeine content - Mate, green, black tea caffeine content


In this article we see how much caffeine content the individual tea varieties such as Guayusa, Green & black, as well as mate tea? Which tea has the most caffeine and can keep teas with coffee? In this article we compare the caffeine content of the most important drinks. The result will surprise you.



  1. How is mate tea and Guayusa Measured caffeine content?
  2. What is caffeine? What is tea
    1. What is caffeine
    2. What is tea
  3. How high is it Guayusa Caffeine content
  4. How high is the coffee caffeine content
  5. Yerba mate tea caffeine content vs. Guayusa Caffeine content
  6. How much caffeine has green and black tea?
  7. Conclusion - how is that Guayusa Caffeine content in comparison?


1. How is mate tea and Guayusa Measured caffeine content?

As a rule, the caffeine content, regardless of whether mate, is Guayusa, or green tea, in mg or in percent of the dry matter measured.

However, it is not always clear on the Internet whether the information now relates to the dry matter or the content of the finished drink. Since the dosage Vary from person to person, refer In this article all values ​​on the dry matter


2. What is caffeine? What is tea

What is the difference between caffeine and tine?

2.1. What is caffeine

Caffeine is an alkaloid and occurs in over 63 plant species. The taste is very bitter, and caffeine also stimulates energy burning and also stimulates your metabolism. You can find a detailed comparison of the best known caffeinated drinks in our free e-book "Wachmacher comparison".

The Effect of caffeine is strongly focused on the central nervous system. With a moderate dose of around 150 mg, caffeine therefore largely influences the concentration. It increases the storage capacity and memory. In addition, caffeine can trigger slight euphoria, stimulates the spirit and helps against sleepiness. In our Blog articles for the overview of ingredients and their effect Can you read more intensively into other active ingredients.

2.2. What is tea

Tein and caffeine are chemically one and the same substance. In the 19th century, the invigorating effect of tea was attributed to a fabric other than caffeine and called this fabric.

Today we know that tein is the same as caffeine. However, the caffeine in mate tea and Guayusa Tea quite different from the coffee caffeine, since in mate tea and Guayusa natural polyphenols are included. If the caffeine were out, regardless of which plant, it would always look exactly the same.

So it depends on the composition of the overall active ingredients!


3. How high is it Guayusa Caffein

The leaves of the Guayusa Baumes have been used by the primeval peoples for over 2,000 years. The reason for this is the high content of caffeine. No other plant contains as much caffeine in its leaves as Guayusa. A detailed Article too Guayusa You can find tea here.

A wide variety of tests have shown that in Guayusa A caffeine content between 1.9% and 7.6%. On average approx. 3.0%.

The caffeine content depends on Guayusa very strongly from the quality. It is therefore important to ensure that the bought Guayusa was not dried through fire or generally too hot.

The height Guayusa Caffeine content expresses itself in an evenly increasing effect and lasts over several hours. This is due to Interact With the naturally occurring Active ingredients How Theophyllin, Theobromine and L-theanin and a high number Antioxidants. A detailed article on Guayusa You can find tea effect here.

The question of "how much caffeine has Guayusa", can be answered that Guayusa With up to 7.6% the most caffeinated drink in the world is. In addition, due to the unique composition with the active ingredients mentioned, it is significantly better than faithmakers than coffee, mate or guarana. Likewise becomes Guayusa non -bitter and can therefore simply and versatile prepared become. More about Guayusa You can find tea preparation here.



4. How high is the coffee caffeine content

Coffee generally also has a high caffeine content. Here it depends in detail in particular the roasting and the respective variety. Arabica coffee only has about 1.4% caffeine. Robusta, on the other hand, is 2.8% - 3.2% Near the Guayusa Caffeine content.

However, the natural polyphenols are destroyed by roasting in coffee. Accordingly, the caffeine in coffee is in contrast to Guayusa Unbound and reaches the stomach at higher speed.

The effect of coffee is therefore described by many as uncomfortable, with racing heart, stomach problems and hibbleness.


5. Yerba mate tea caffeine content vs. Guayusa Caffeine content

How much caffeine does Yerba Mate Tea? Mate tea is also considered a very caffeine -rich plant. But compared to Guayusa Is that mate teaCaffeine content just with 1,4%. For a strong effect, a lot of mate must be in one Bombilla be used. Mate's caffeine is bound to many bitter substances, but the effect of Mate, similar to coffee, is very suddenly.

In the case of mate cold drinks, insulated "caffeine" is always found as an additional ingredient. Usually no real mate is brewed and processed, but only mate aroma or concentrate.

 Mate tea caffeine content and Guayusa Tea caffeine content comparison - which tea has the most caffeine


6. How much caffeine has green and black tea?

The word "tea" actually describes green tea, black tea and all types of tea that the Tea plant (Camelia Cenensis) come. Infusions such as Guayusa And Mate are therefore actually not teas.

How much caffeine green or black tea has depends on the individual varieties due to processing and cultivation.

A cheaper Greener or Black tea in Pouch Has sometimes only 0.1% caffeine. A high -priced Tencha can against it up to 3.9% caffeine contain.

The caffeine is also in tea, as in Guayusa, bound to natural polyphenols and is therefore buffered. However, they are other polyphenols, which is why the effect is of course different. The time of drawing plays a major role in the release of polyphenols.

In the case of caffeine, on the other hand, the entire caffeine content is released after 5 minutes to 15 minutes. You can find more in our article at the draw time of green tea: "Green tea draw time - how long has to pull green tea?".

How much caffeine green tea or black tea has cannot be answered in a flat rate per variety, but depends on the cultivation area, the cultivation method and the processing.


Which tea has the most caffeine caffeine comparison tea


7. Conclusion - how is that Guayusa Caffeine content in comparison?

The Caffeine content from Guayusa is with until to 7.6% extremely high. Guayusa can thus stand out significantly from average teas and yerba mate. On average Guayusa approx. 3.0% caffeine content and Yerba mate tea approx. 1.4% caffeine content. So Mate Tea has less caffeine than coffee and sometimes less than tea, which has more or less caffeine depending on the variety, but more than coffee.

It is not true that coffee is the most caffeinated drink in the world.

Guayusa has more caffeine as Coffee, tea and Mate tea. Guayusa also scores with natural polyphenols that are in Guayusa occur as secondary plant substances, as well as TheophyllinTheobromine andL-theanin and twice as many Antioxidants like green tea.

You want yourself from the special Effect of Guayusa tea convince? Then look in our On-line Shop Gone - here you can Guayusa Buy tea! Completely natural, without any additives and from purely ecological cultivation. Try it!

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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