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Can Guayusa be used in the Paleo diet?

Posted by Linda Elliot on

From our general reading around the web, we’d seen a few people asking whether Guayusa tea would be allowed as part of the Paleo diet. This is a diet we didn’t really know much about, so we decided to look into things.

The Paleo diet is about eating like our ancestors. You may have heard it called the ‘prehistoric’, ‘caveman’ or ‘stone age’ diet, and for good reason. The argument goes that by cutting out modern foods, digestion is improved. The Paleo diet is built on the premise that newer agricultural foods put a strain on our digestive systems.

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Can Guayusa be used in the Paleo diet?

Posted by Linda Elliot on

From our general reading around the web, we’d seen a few people asking whether Guayusa tea would be allowed as part of the Paleo diet. This is a diet we didn’t really know much about, so we decided to look into things.

The Paleo diet is about eating like our ancestors. You may have heard it called the ‘prehistoric’, ‘caveman’ or ‘stone age’ diet, and for good reason. The argument goes that by cutting out modern foods, digestion is improved. The Paleo diet is built on the premise that newer agricultural foods put a strain on our digestive systems.

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Reflections on a busy, Guayusa-powered, May!

Posted by James Elliot on

Hey all we hope you are all well.

We are long over due to post an update here, and if we ever had a lot to talk about it is now!

So, where to start - we'll try and chunk things out... read on and you'll learn how:

  • We changed our name
  • We attended a traditional Guayusa Tea Ceremony
  • We received a new delivery of the most incredible guayusa
  • We got hold of some guayusa chocolate bars
  • We did our first market

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Reflections on a busy, Guayusa-powered, May!

Posted by James Elliot on

Hey all we hope you are all well.

We are long over due to post an update here, and if we ever had a lot to talk about it is now!

So, where to start - we'll try and chunk things out... read on and you'll learn how:

  • We changed our name
  • We attended a traditional Guayusa Tea Ceremony
  • We received a new delivery of the most incredible guayusa
  • We got hold of some guayusa chocolate bars
  • We did our first market

Read more


We're changing our name, everything else is the same!

Posted by James Elliot on

Hey everyone, hope you are all well and here's a short note...

...you may have noticed that we've started to roll out a name change across a number of our online spaces. For a while now we've been thinking that we needed to move on from the original company name, 'Guayusa Tea Shop'.

After some thought we have decided that the name that feels right is to trade as 'The Guayusa Co'. It sounds warm, is simple and clean - and allows us to expand the range with a number of exciting things we have in progress.

Legally, the official name will be 'The Guayusa Company Ltd.'

We will explain more of our thinking in a later blog post, but just wanted to ask for your patience and understanding if things look a little 'digitalyl confused' over the next few days - there's a lot to update - not only on the front end but also in the admin areas of the many platforms we use to keep the online side of things running.

Thank you as always for your support!

James and Linda

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We're changing our name, everything else is the same!

Posted by James Elliot on

Hey everyone, hope you are all well and here's a short note...

...you may have noticed that we've started to roll out a name change across a number of our online spaces. For a while now we've been thinking that we needed to move on from the original company name, 'Guayusa Tea Shop'.

After some thought we have decided that the name that feels right is to trade as 'The Guayusa Co'. It sounds warm, is simple and clean - and allows us to expand the range with a number of exciting things we have in progress.

Legally, the official name will be 'The Guayusa Company Ltd.'

We will explain more of our thinking in a later blog post, but just wanted to ask for your patience and understanding if things look a little 'digitalyl confused' over the next few days - there's a lot to update - not only on the front end but also in the admin areas of the many platforms we use to keep the online side of things running.

Thank you as always for your support!

James and Linda

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Traditional guayusa tea ceremony in London

Posted by Linda Elliot on

We are sure you'll know that guayusa has become popular in the U.S.A. as a clean, naturally caffeinated energy drink.

Beyond brewing as a hot tea, extracts of the leaves are used to make other products, such as ready to drink flavoured cold teas, in cans and bottles.

We only have to look at the latest flavours from Runa to see the traction this amazing leaf is getting in the commercial world.

You'll also be aware that, before the relatively recent popularisation of guayusa as a delicious, energising beverage, guayusa has long been revered by people of the Amazon, such as the Kichwa.

This article from Vice tells us that, for the Kichwa people, it has functions beyond a natural source of caffeine. These include it being a stomach tonic, diuretic, providing relief for body aches and believing it to increase fertility.

The Kichwa also use it in the interpretation of dreams, gathering together before the dawn breaks, sharing the stories of their dreams before starting their daily activities.

Back in December, we had a message from one of our customers who was very excited to tell us about an event he was planning - a traditional guayusa tea ceremony. He asked if we'd be able to help out with the promotion of the event.

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Traditional guayusa tea ceremony in London

Posted by Linda Elliot on

We are sure you'll know that guayusa has become popular in the U.S.A. as a clean, naturally caffeinated energy drink.

Beyond brewing as a hot tea, extracts of the leaves are used to make other products, such as ready to drink flavoured cold teas, in cans and bottles.

We only have to look at the latest flavours from Runa to see the traction this amazing leaf is getting in the commercial world.

You'll also be aware that, before the relatively recent popularisation of guayusa as a delicious, energising beverage, guayusa has long been revered by people of the Amazon, such as the Kichwa.

This article from Vice tells us that, for the Kichwa people, it has functions beyond a natural source of caffeine. These include it being a stomach tonic, diuretic, providing relief for body aches and believing it to increase fertility.

The Kichwa also use it in the interpretation of dreams, gathering together before the dawn breaks, sharing the stories of their dreams before starting their daily activities.

Back in December, we had a message from one of our customers who was very excited to tell us about an event he was planning - a traditional guayusa tea ceremony. He asked if we'd be able to help out with the promotion of the event.

Read more


Our 'ten reasons' animation

Posted by Linda Elliot on

Hey all just throwing up this little animation we made of ten reasons we love guayusa tea. These aren't the only reasons, but they're good ones :)

Discover more detail on our original blog

Ten reasons we love #guayusa tea! Discover more on our blog at guayusateashop.co/10reasons

A post shared by Guayusa Tea Shop (@guayusateashop) on

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Our 'ten reasons' animation

Posted by Linda Elliot on

Hey all just throwing up this little animation we made of ten reasons we love guayusa tea. These aren't the only reasons, but they're good ones :)

Discover more detail on our original blog

Ten reasons we love #guayusa tea! Discover more on our blog at guayusateashop.co/10reasons

A post shared by Guayusa Tea Shop (@guayusateashop) on

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