Yaupon, simply put is great cup of tea! Smooth taste and stimulating properties with just the right amount of caffeine, theobromine and theophylline, It helps you to feel good and energized, with out the jitters or bitterness that often comes with coffee or black teas. And, it is loaded health promoting and immune system building compounds like bioflavonoids and polyphenols. Yaupon is a native holly plant (Ilex v.) that grows commonly across the southeast USA, from about east Texas to coastal South Carolina. It is similar to other hoilly species in the Ilex genus, like Ilex paraguariensis in South America, from which yerba mate is made. Several different roasts of Yaupon tea are available from Forestopia - Green, Medium and Dark, all sustainably gathered from the wild and expertly roasted by our harvester partners, like Cat Spring Yaupon, in East Texas and The Yaupon Tea Company, in Georgia. Try some today, it just might become your favorite cup of tea!