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Yaupon - A Commerce Commodity For The Ages

Yaupon - A Commerce Commodity For The Ages

For the better part of the past year, Abianne Falla, a founding member of the American Yaupon Association and co-founder of Cat Spring Yaupon, has been working with the Yaupon Brothers and other members of the AYA to help achieve GRAS, (Generally Recognized As Safe), status from the FDA. This is no easy task, and an important component of the case for Yaupon is that it was utilized outside of native ceremonial usage prior to 1958. 

Yaupon was indeed available through trade. We can see evidence of Yaupon in the market from the 18th century journals of John Lawson, and...


Alternative Crops Need To Stick Together! Enter: Yaupon + Florida Hops

Alternative Crops Need To Stick Together! Enter: Yaupon + Florida Hops

Florida is a hotbed for new alternative crops. If a plant has the slightest chance of being the “next big thing,” Florida farmers have tried to grow it. Some of these crops have been more successful than others. Olives, macadamias, and now hops, have become increasingly popular. None of these are native like the Yaupon, but that doesn’t mean they can’t help Florida farmers make ends meet.

That’s why we’ve started working with Richard Smith of Florida Hops LLC, to blend a “calming” Yaupon tea. Hops is renowned for a snappy flavor and aroma, owing to its volatile compounds,...


Yaupon Cocktails Spread Holly-day Cheer

Yaupon Cocktails Spread Holly-day Cheer

It’s that time of year again—when we engage in merriment, food and spirits, sometimes to unbelievable excess. But hey, ‘tis the season, am I right?

In spirit of keeping things merry, we’ve come up with some fun holiday cocktail recipes using Yaupon Brothers American Tea!

 

FLORIDA YAUPON OLDE FASHIONED

First, you’ll need some simple syrup. Any brand will do. Place 5 teabags of Yaupon Brothers Fire-Roasted Warrior directly into an 8oz bottle of simple syrup, and leave it for at least three days. It should assume a green/golden color. You can use this in any recipe!

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Yaupon Brothers Launches in UK and Ireland

Yaupon Brothers Launches in UK and Ireland

Yaupon Brothers is excited to announce that Yaupon Brothers American Tea is available on store shelves at Revital UK stores.

Yaup-Wives Make The Yaupon World Go-round

Yaup-Wives Make The Yaupon World Go-round

Making Yaupon Brothers tick is a lot of work. Bryon, Kyle and Mark, certainly stay busy, but Yaup-wives and Yaup-moms carry a lot of the weight, and it's about time they received some damn credit. 

Megan lugged literally a thousand boxes up the stairs in one day.

Yaup-Wife Meg carried literally a thousand boxes of our eco-tubes up the stairs. She's great at organizing, marshaling, and generally being a boss. We need it, because we're a hot mess. When not being a #yaupwife, (a hashtag she created), Meg is busy teaching English to kids in...