Sebastian Freidank - 26. March 20

The calabash - a cultivated plant

The calabash, round, curved and hollow, is also known as the bottle gourd. It is one of the oldest cultivated plants and thrives primarily in tropical and subtropical areas.

Where the calabash comes from and what makes it so special

The oldest seed finds are from South America and Thailand from around 6000 to 12000 BC. known. Because of its practical shape, the calabash is used to transport and consume drinks. The fruit grows hanging on the tree and has a spherical body with a long, narrow neck.


The diversity of the fruits is amazing, because they range in size from just five centimeters to three meters. The colors also vary from light yellow to deep dark green, from orange to brown.

The bottle-like shape of the calabash is natural, so it can vary from fruit to fruit.

The drying of the calabash

The ripe, harvested calabash is best dried intact in a warm place. If you cut the calabash beforehand, the flesh may rot. The drying process makes the pulp woody and impermeable to water, so that liquid can also be stored in the calabash after it has dried completely.

The drying process of the gourds varies from several weeks to months, depending on their size and ambient temperature. You know that the calabash is dry when the seeds inside rattle loudly and clearly when you shake them. After drying, the calabash can be processed with a small saw.


GUYA calabash

This is how completely natural vases, drinking containers and drinking bottles are created. In South America, tea is traditionally drunk from a calabash. The shapes vary from long-necked bottles to round, even bowls.

While mate tea is drunk from a bottle-shaped calabash bottle with a bombilla, a kind of drinking straw, guayusa is traditionally drunk from calabash bowls. First Guayusa is brewed in a large pot, the brew is then skimmed into the bowls and drunk.

To bring the South American flair home while drinking GUYA tea, you can purchase calabash bowls on our website. These come from the same community in Ecuador as our organic GUYA tea. The bowls were customized with hand carvings especially for GUYA.

You can find our organic GUYA in your area , on Amazon or here in the online store .

Sources: Flaschenkuerbis-BAU.html

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. 

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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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