Our Coco Loco Tea is made from all organic coconut, tropical guayusa, and lemon grass. The guayusa leaves give this brew a subtle kick that gives you energy but leaves you with a nice mellow mood.
Aroma and Flavor
A fruity, pleasing aroma with a refreshing herbal and creamy coconut flavor
Fill 1 teaspoon of tea in a cloth tea bag or mesh basket and place in your favorite mug. Pour 8 ounces of boiling water over the tea and steep for 3-5 minutes or until desired strength is reached.The longer the steep the stronger the flavor.
WHAT IS GUAYUSA?
Guayusa tea is a caffeinated herbal beverage commonly consumed in South America, particularly in Ecuador. The infusion is made from the leaf of a holly tree (Ilex guayusa) that is native to the Amazon rainforest. Often marketed as an alternative to coffee and energy drinks, guayusa is said to provide a healthier energy lift.
In Ecuador, locals have long sipped guayusa in order to increase their alertness, especially while working. Certain native tribes refer to guayusa as “the night watchman,” since the drink is sometimes used to help people stay awake through evening hours.
Some believe that guayusa also provides other benefits. It is touted as a top source of antioxidants, vitamins, and amino acids. It contains such chemicals as theobromine, a substance also found in cocoa and thought to offer mood-enhancing effects.