Yee haw! New Texas Yaupon Tea November 21, 2013
Have you ever heard of yaupon? You’re not alone.
This surprises many as this native plant is North America’s only indigenous source of caffeine and we all know how popular caffeine is!
Thanks to a neighboring harvester in Cat Springs, Texas, Zhi is able to bring you your new favorite tea, grown right here in Texas.
Pronounced “yo pawn,” this tea is well known to native North American Indians and had adapted perfectly to the dry environment in which it grows. This rare caffeinated herbal tea loves time and temperature: give it very hot water and steep it a little longer than average, about 5 minutes. It’s cup is a beautiful amber glow and the taste is superb! Notes of honey and almonds.
Like most tea, flavor is not your only reward. Yaupon has been studied and found to have tons of antioxidants, flavonoids and theobromine, the anxiety free caffeine also found in pure cacao. This best kept secret is going to be your new favorite tea to share with your friends and family. Try some today!