Loose Leaf Yaupon Black Tea
Yaupon is the only caffeine source that is native to the United States.
Related to the popular yerba mate and guayasa, yaupon leaves are a great source of antioxidants. It's tea offers theobromine levels that a bit less than coffee and higher than traditional black tea.
- Loose leaf black yaupon tea, in 1oz or 2oz resealable bags
- Regular black, apple pie, and chai tea flavors
The taste of the black yaupon tea from Cat Spring Tea has been described as a fine tasting, roasted flavor with a very complex, smoky, fermented taste of aged white pepper, Phellodendron bark, and a faint background hint of burnt ginseng. Reminiscent of both roasted yerba mate and Hojicha, the Japanese roasted tea.
Steep a half tablespoon of loose leaf tea in two cups of hot water. Cat Spring's black tea has a slightly sweet taste and no tannins, and so can be enjoyed with or without milk or sugar. So drink straight or add some lemon and honey for a rejuvenating hot drink.The tea leaves are also robust, and can be steeped more than once in fresh hot water.