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Delicately milled leaves of wayusa
This fermented wayusa was created by quick drying process, the leaves oxidize and turn brown. The natural humidity of the rainforest further causes partial fermentation (it is not fermentation actually, yet we use this term used for better understanding).
Taste & colour
This type is characterized by dark brown colour, full aroma, and rather earthy flavor with sweet smoky chocolate aftertaste.
Put 1/2 - 1 teaspoons to a 2dl cup, pour over with boiling water and stir. Leave aside for 3-4 minutes, the wayusa powder will settle on the bottom. The residue can be reused one more time, the brew being not as strong but still fine tasting.
- Store Information
We bring you wayusa - a unique supertea from the Amazon rainforest. Its Latin name is "Holly Guayusa" and it is the Ecuadorian variety of yerba mate (ilex paraguariensis). She is an inseparable part of the culture and everyday life of local Indian communities, who have been growing this plant for hundreds, maybe thousands of years.
Wayusa has been avoiding commercialization so far. It is grown without artificial fertilizers and on a much smaller scale than yerba mate, tea or coffee.
One of the key benefits of wayusa is its stimulating effect which differes from that of coffee or tea - it is slowly growing and longer lasting. You will not feel the shaking or restlessness, heartburn or heavy stomach, coming sometimes after drinking coffee or tea. You avoid such side effects thanks to L-theanine contained i wayusa. Moreover, wayusa does not affect the kidneys or make you dehydrated the way coffee does.
The wayusa we import comes solely from a small local production. It is purely natural product and a fair-trade article, as it is grown in a limited amount, in a traditional way taught from one generation to another. We cooperate with eco-friendly farms and visit our producers regularly. We know what we buy and whom we buy it from. We thus guarantee that the products we import are fresh and of high quality, far bypassing the requirements of BIO or ORGANIC certificates.