The Ecuador-based company Waykana produces organic guayusa tea. The ethically sourced tea leaves come from four provinces in the Amazon region of Ecuador and boast high levels of antioxidants. Founded by Demetrio Santander and Juan David Gomez, the pair aims to share knowledge of this ancestral leaf with the world.
Guayusa tea is a healthy energy-providing alternative to other high-sugar energy beverages. The USDA Organic certified company works directly with 100 small-scale producers to grow and cultivate the tea leaves. Guayusa tea is known for its non-jittery natural caffeine and boasts a smooth and fresh flavor. It also supports weight loss due to its chlorogenic acids while relieving stomach acidity to promote digestion. Moreover, Waykana's tea acts as a mood booster. Several blend varieties are available for purchase through the company's website.
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