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Yaupon Loose Leaf Tea: America's Native Caffeine

Yaupon Loose Leaf Tea: America's Native Caffeine

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Wildcrafted, regenerative, and organic loose leaf Yaupon tea grown in Florida. Rich in antioxidants and polyphenols, Yaupon is the only caffeinated plant native to North America. 2 oz equals 25+ servings of tea. 100% organic ingredients.


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Yaupon's Health Benefits

  • Brain Function

    Exerts neuro-protective activity and promotes focus, memory, and concentration.†

  • Energy

    Stimulates the brain & body to support sustained energy exertion & fight off fatigue.†

  • Antioxidants

    Provides antioxidant, anti-obesity, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, anti-bacterial, and anti-cancer activity. †

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What is Yaupon?

Yaupon is the only caffeinated plant native to North America. Part of the holly genus Ilex, Yaupon is drought-resistant and well suited for hot climates, like Florida. The plant is foraged in the wild with no irrigation or inputs. For thousands of years, Native Americans consumed Yaupon as a natural medicine. The Natives traded the leaves with other tribes and later with the European settlers, who consumed it daily. Yaupon exports to Europe rapidly increased to the point that it contested the East India Trading Company's black tea business.

Yaupon's Health Compounds

  • Theobromine

    Supports brain, heart, teeth, energy, and lung health.†

  • Theacrine

    Supports brain, liver, energy, and athletic performance.†

  • Theanine

    Supports brain, mood, sleep, & hormones.†

  • Theophylline

    Supports lung health.†

  • Quercetin

    Support brain, heart, and histamine response. Helps fight free radicals and inflammation.†

  • Chlorogenic Acids

    Support glucose and insulin regulation, blood pressure, and heart health.†

  • Caffeine

    Supports brain and heart health.†

  • Rutin

    Supports cardiovascular health and fights inflammation.†

  • Caffeoylquinic Acids

    Anti-inflammatory, anticancer, and antiviral properties.†

  • Isorhamnetin

    Support cardiovascular cells against inflammation, oxidative damage, and apoptosis.†

  • Kaempferol 3-rutinoside

    Supports arterial, kidney, liver, adrenal, brain, and skin health.†

  • Kaempferol 3-rhamnoside

    Supports arterial, kidney, liver, adrenal, brain, and skin health.†

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Brewing Guide

Brewing: One cup equals 25-50 mg of caffeine. Sip freshly brewed or cool for iced tea. 25+ servings per bag.

Resteeping: Leaves can be resteeped because there are little to no tannins.

Taste: Light = herbal, tart, & bright. Dark = robust, rich, & smoky.

Packaging: 100% compostable and free of BPA/BPS, PLA, PFAS, & Phthalates.

Backed by Nature, Not Labs.

  • Holistic Cultivation

    My Health Forward's ingredients are not irradiated, standardized, or ultraprocessed. These unnatural actions alter the ingredients and remove beneficial compounds. We bring the foods directly from Earth to you.

  • Regenerative Practices

    My Health Forward sources from growers who use regenerative agricultural practices to ensure maximum potency, purity, and active compound profiles. This improves soil health and ecosystem biodiversity.

  • American Small Batch

    Matthew cuts out middlemen & sources directly from American & Hawaiian growers. Our goods are made in small batches to ensure you receive potency & purity. Matthew produces in America with American materials.

Customer Reviews

Based on 20 reviews

I was a little skeptical about this tea but I couldn’t not try it and I am so glad I did! My husband says it’s the best tea he’s ever had! I will be buying again!

Rebrew it all day long.

I rebrew the leaves by adding hot water in my thermos throughout the day. Keeps its flavor and helps me stay on my feet.

Feel so awake.

A cup of yaupon in the morning makes me feel so awake and alert!

Bye bye jitters

The only caffeinated drink I can have that doesn't give me unrelenting jitters.

Love supporting American farmers!

So happy to be supporting American farmers with these teas. Thank you Matthew!

† All views expressed are opinions and not medical advice. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.