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Guayusa Tea Recipe

Enjoy this naturally caffeinated herbal infusion!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Ecuador
Keyword: Guayusa Tea
Appliance: Stove, Tea infuser
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Ishani Bose


  • 8 oz water
  • 2 tbsp guayusa leaves


  • To make guayusa tea, begin with bringing a kettle of water to boil.
  • Add roughly 2 tablespoons of dried guayusa leaves into a tea infuser or teapot.
  • Once done, slowly pour the boiled water over the leaves in the tea infuser.
  • Allow the mixture to steep for 2-3 minutes before serving.


You can also make refreshing iced tea using guayusa tea leaves as it has a plush, fruity flavor and lacks bitterness.