Yaupon is a shrubby evergreen in the holly family

Yaupon is North America’s only native caffeine source. For centuries, the inhabitants of the coastal plains of the southeastern United States have consumed tea made by infusing the leaves in hot water.

Health Benefits

Yaupon, like the related plants yerba mate and guayusa, contains a variety of compounds including xanthines, like the potent antioxidant theophylline, as well as theobromine, caffeine, among other phenolic compounds which have been shown to help

  • reduce blood pressure and cortisol levels,
  • reducing inflammation,
  • lowering the risk of cancers, heart disease and diabetes.

Additionally, these compounds have been shown to heighten mental acuity, elevate mood and improve skin complexion.

Conscience caffeine source

Yaupon is a sustainable alternative to coffee and tea which require conventional farming applications that can be disruptive to local ecosystems. We sustainably harvest our yaupon in its natural environment; no harmful chemicals are applied and no irrigation is needed for the plant to thrive.
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