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Guayusa in sports, in everyday life and in the early morning!

G uayusa is described by the Kichwa Indians of Ecuador as the most energetic plant in the Amazon. Guayusa has been used there for over 1,500 years in the belief that it makes it more effective and more enduring when hunting. Likewise, Guayusa tea is drunk by the indigenous people when they want to stimulate their creative thoughts.

What is the reason for assuming this fascinating effect that Guayusa is said to bring? We want to give you more information about this in the blog post.

The story about the effects of Guayusa

The indigenous peoples of the Amazon - the Kichwa - say that guayusa has incredible benefits and that everyone should drink guayusa to live a full life. They have been told the story by their ancestors that gods gave them guayusa to make them more productive, creative and successful. The Kichwa emphasize that they only became productive by drinking guayusa.

In Kichwa culture, it is common to get up in the middle of the night at 3:00 am and start the day. Sitting together around a fire, a strong guayusa brew is then drunk.

While drinking, the congregation talks about the daily routine as well as about dreams and visions. Then they go into the forest to hunt or tend their gardens.

Guayusa gives them energy and a desire to get things done.

If you want to learn more about the stories and legends that surround Guayusa, then check out our article " Guayusa - Myths and legends about the origin of Guayusa ".

The use of guayusa in sports

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The Kichwa take Guayusa tea with them when they hunt to keep themselves going during the strenuous work. Nowadays in Ecuador there are also many sports teams that drink guayusa before, during and after training. This is because Guayusa is high in minerals, vitamins, amino acids, caffeine, theobromine, theophylline and L-theanine, all of which is 100% natural.

The use of Guayusa in everyday life

In order to master everyday life, coffee is the TOP1 on the agenda for many people in this country. Sure, because coffee stimulates. But this effect does not last long, and you often fall into the well-known low state of tiredness afterwards. Coffee also increases the adrenaline level and thus artificially puts the body in a state of stress. The result is often a state of wakefulness that is accompanied by an agitated and restless feeling.

Guayusa also contains caffeine and this also stimulates your cardiovascular system and central nervous system in Guayusa tea. In addition to caffeine, Guayusa also contains L-theanine. L-theanine, in turn, is able to balance out the aggressive effects of caffeine by influencing various neurotransmitters in the brain. L-Theanine has a relaxing and calming effect, at the same time it is said to lead to increased focus and strengthen your mental performance and alertness. 1,2 This is often referred to as "mental fitness," "relaxed alertness," or a "relaxed mind."

You can find out more about the individual ingredients of Guayusa in our article: "These ingredients of Guayusa give you unlimited energy!"

You can find out more about the ingredients and effects of Guayusa here:
Ingredients and effects of Guayusa

Guayusa in the morning

A morning guayusa is therefore more than just a simple pick-me-up. The ingredients and their composition have different effects on your entire organism. In general, the effect of Guayusa is described as very beneficial.

It takes a few minutes before you notice how the ingredients are making themselves felt in your body. The effect sets in after about 30 minutes and increases for about another 30 minutes.

Guayusa also contains theobromine. Theobromine (known from chocolate) is said to trigger feelings of happiness. 3,4 Theophylline, another active ingredient in guayusa, stimulates your respiratory center, causing more oxygenated blood to circulate throughout the body. 5

Drive and creativity in everyday life of the Kichwa

According to legend, the Kichwa - since they started drinking guayusa - are more willing to implement things, tackle things and be active. Properties that are more than just practical.


Guayusa is a delicious drink that does not contain any natural additives and is sourced from GUYA from purely ecological cultivation and is 100% organic.
Curious? Try it out now and secure your package from the Amazon hunters' drink!

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2. Haskell CF, Kennedy DO, Milne AL, Wesnes KA, Scholey AB. The effects of L-theanine, caffeine and their combination on cognition and mood. Biol Psychol 2008;77:113-22.

3. Planet Knowledge (2016) "Chocolate and its effects". Retrieved on November 8, 2016 from
4. Does chocolate make you high, addicted and happy? Website of the Institute for Chemistry at the University of Cologne, retrieved on April 7, 2019
5. Tashkin DP, Celli B, Senn S, et al.: UPLIFT Study Investigators. A 4-year trial of tiotropium in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. N Engl J Med 2008; 359:1543-54.

Guayusa tea

Organic Guayusa from GUYA is original Guayusa from Ecuador. You can order our Guayusa directly from our shop and have it delivered to your home.

GUYA is Europe's first and largest Guayusa brand that offers you a large selection of Guayusa products. Our versatile Guayusa blends bring variety to your everyday life, keep you awake, focused and relaxed at the same time.

Since 2016 we have been working directly with farmers from Ecuador without intermediaries and have learned a lot about the processing of guayusa.

We look forward to your Guayusa order. 

Powder Guayusa

Buy pure guayusa tea powder. Our Guayusa powder offers you a variety of preparations without losing the organic quality.

Our PURE Guayusa Powder is original Guayusa, but particularly finely sieved to extract the powder particles . You can use the Guayusa powder in preparation of  a latte, cappuccino, espresso or for smoothies and pastries.

With the use of our Dripper , Guayusa powder can easily be used to prepare tea. The dripper's has a double-walled sieve that prevents the powder particles from getting into your tea. This way you can enjoy a delicious Guayusa tea without tea leaves in the water.


The Guayusa sets contain all our Guayusa tea flavours  as well as our tea accessories.Purchasing Guayusa in Sets is a best way to save money because  the Guayusa is in cheaper price in Sets than when sold as an individual product.

Our Guayusa comes from Ecuador and is organically grown there and traded fairly by us.

Each Guayusa set is put together differently and offers you a cheap alternative to expensive individual orders. Choose from sets with a teapot, tea glass, thermos flask, tea strainer and our 7 Guayusa varieties.


Our high-quality tea accessories made from stainless steel and special borosilicate glass have a long service life and can withstand all temperatures unconditionally! Find the right tea accessory for you in our online shop!

The glass products, as well as our stainless steel tea strainers, are suitable for any loose tea. All products can easily be cleaned in the dishwasher or under running water.

You can buy our products individually or in a combined package at a lower price.

Our tea accessories online shop also offers you a large selection of Guayusa tea which all together, as a set, make   an excellent gift.

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