Guayusa “Tea”

I was sitting, knees curled up at the JF, having a cup of guayusa tea, when a married man sat down in front of me.”In answer to your question, Dorothy…No, I will not go out with you. I’m going traveling tomorrow,” Which made me guffaw, and feel flattered. So that was quite a pick-up line. But the tea I was having was having gave me a quite a pick-me-up, guayusa. it’s not actually an herb, but a cousin of the Yerba Mate, cultivated as a part of Amazonian culture for over 2,000 years. It gives me energy without feeling edgy. I like it, when I need it!

eRecipe of the Day – Guayasa Tea

Ingredients:

3-4 leaves guayasa

1 pot water

Directions:

Bring the water to almost a boil, then turn off the heat. Add the leaves, cover and let steep for twenty minutes. You are going to feel good!

Word of the Day – Aniñado – spoiled, childish, infantile, wealthy

Tip of the Day – The plant contains amino acids, antioxidants, and methylxantine alkaloids, including caffeine, theophylline, and theobromine. It does have caffeine and other stimulating “methyl xanthine alkaloids,” theophylline, also found in green tea, and theobromine, the stimulant in dark chocolate that provides a soothing feeling.

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