Did you know...
...the earliest signs of guayusa use are from a 1,500 year-old bundle of leaves that were discovered inside the tomb of a medicine man in the Bolivian Andes
More antioxidants than green tea
As well as a great taste, guayusa packs a health punch
Is guayusa really a holly?
Yes it is. The holly you will be familiar with in Europe is 'Ilex aquifolium' (pictured here with Linda).
Guayusa is 'llex guayusa' - so they are the same family (holly (Ilex)), but simply a different species.
You may have heard of 'Yerba Mate' - this is also a more well-known caffeinated holly.
Yerba Mate is 'Ilex paraguariensis'.