Yaupon is a species of holly that is native to the southeastern United States. Our yaupon comes from Cat Spring, Texas (about 2 hours southeast of Austin) and is grown and produced by sisters JennaDee Detro and Abianne Falla on their family land.
Yaupon is a sustainable plant that is natural and delicious. In 2011, during a harsh drought, JennaDee noticed that the yaupon on their property was flourishing while other plants were dying. She embarked on the journey of educating herself about the history and benefits of yaupon and, with her sister, they launched their business in 2013.
These brown/green leaves brew to a light amber cup that has a lightly roasted aroma and taste. The caramel notes are rounded out with a slight sweetness that leaves a refreshing taste on your palate. Try it hot or iced!
Brewing: Steep 1 1/2 tsp of yaupon in boiling water for 2-7 minutes.
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