Thank you for making something healthy, energizing, and native to the US!
A tasty, natural, and sustainable alternative to tea & coffee. Ours is wild-harvested in CatSpring, TX. Enjoy it fresh or roasted, from the farm straight to your cup.
BOLD, SMOOTH, AND SOOTHING TASTE. JITTER-FREE CAFFEINE.
Yaupon holly is a great source of antioxidants and other compounds like caffeine and theobromine, which can support brain function and increase energy and alertness.
When you shop yaupon at CatSpring Yaupon, you’re buying yaupon tea that has been grown responsibly, sustainably, and considerately. We care for the land we harvest yaupon plant on as well as for the people who work for us and believe that that’s reflected in the good vibes and ultimately the natural flavor of our products.
Yaupon only contains 25 mg of caffeine per serving and also other health-boosting compounds such as antioxidants, which is why it has a variety of health benefits for your body. Our yaupon is additive-free, so you are getting a gentle boost of clean energy and delicious flavor. This includes our green light roast, medium roast, and dark roast.
Yaupon Holly is the only "tea" native to North America. It's drought-resistant, grown-wild, needs little water or maintenance, and is hand-harvested. It doesn't get that much more sustainable.
Traditionally, Native Americans brewed yaupon holly aka Ilex vomitoria into medicinal tea and prepared it as a “black drink” that was consumed during purification rituals as well as a stimulant similar to coffee. The word yaupon was comes from the Catawban tribe and means tree + leaf. It is also known as cassina, which was taken from Timucua tribe.
Yaupon tea is earthy, sometimes grassy and sometimes herb in flavor. The overall nuances of yaupon tea depend upon the amount the plant has been roasted but its underlying structure looks like green tea.
In general, Yaupon brews have about 60% of caffeine and 1/3 less than coffee. Like the tea-combination, Yerba Mate Yaupon provides jitterless caffeine. Coffee has varying bitter flavours.
Yaupon tea is an herbal tea made from the leaves of the yaupon plant, a type of holly native to southeastern North America. It has been popular in Native American Culture long before Columbus settled in the new world. It's history dates back to the Atlantic Coast and Southeastern North America.