From The Amazon

GUAYUSA (gwhy-you-sa) is a rare, naturally caffeinated herbal infusion produced from the leaves of a holly tree native to the Amazon Rainforest of Ecuador. It has been part of Amazonian culture and cultivation for over 2000 years, treasured for its unique balance of caffeine, antioxidants, vitamins, amino acids*, and its energizing effect that is similar to that of coffee and yerba mate. Guayusa is grown on small family farms and hand-picked by local farmers from the rich soil under the canopy of the Amazon Rainforest. It serves to not only make a difference in the lives of Ecuadorians through income generation, but also helps conserve the rainforest.

More thirst-quenching and healthier than java

Guayusa KI Energy drink possess more caffeine than a cup of coffee and contains double the antioxidants of green tea and theobromine, which tempers the jitters caused by overuse. Its catechins provide a slow release of caffeine for awake and sustainable energy.

KI Energy

Like other indigenous cultures, the KIchwa Indigenous people in the Amazon recognize and honor the KI within all forms of life. Air, water, plants, trees, stones, animals, and humans are all conveyors or this life force energy. Everything in creation is permeated with this KI — a vibrant energy force that the Kichwa believe emanates from a divine spiritual source that resonates with all living things.


This gentler and more sustainable caffeine release is said to create mental strength and focus rather than a caffeine buzz. It is a distant cousin of yerba mate, but without the strong bitter flavor.


For centuries, the Kichwa Indigenous people in the Amazon have used Guayusa as a source of natural energy and a way to connect with KI (mother earth) and their community. A ‘pilche’ cup filled with Guayusa tea keeps them sharp for hunting during the day, and vigilant during night watches. Everyday, before sunrise, families wake up and gather around a fire to hold the sacred Guayusa ceremony. They share about their dreams and plan their day as a clay pot brews an infusion of fresh Guayusa leaves. "KI"-chwa legend has it that the KI energy comes through brewed Guayusa to protect them from snakes and other wild animals.

KI is the spiritual energy within all living things. It's the unseen "life force energy" that flows in and through us.

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