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Where Does Yaupon Grow? An Inside Look at Yaupon's Natural Range

Where Does Yaupon Grow? An Inside Look at Yaupon's Natural Range

     While Yaupon's cousin, the Yerba Mate, grows throughout Southern Brazil and Northern Argentina, Yaupon is a North American species. In fact, Yaupon is endemic to the Southeastern United States, meaning that it naturally grows nowhere else. A disjunct population has been reported from the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, but the observations are scant, and we doubt that Yaupon is growing there naturally.

 

     Yaupon is North America's only native caffeinated plant species, and it has been consumed by Native American tribes for at least 10,000 years. Traditionally, the natural range of Yaupon extends from East Texas in...


Where Does Yaupon Grow? An Inside Look of Yaupon's Natural Range

Where Does Yaupon Grow? An Inside Look of Yaupon's Natural Range

     While Yaupon's cousin, the Yerba Mate, grows throughout Southern Brazil and Northern Argentina, Yaupon is a North American species. In fact, Yaupon is endemic to the Southeastern United States, meaning that it naturally grows nowhere else. A disjunct population has been reported from the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, but the observations are scant, and we doubt that Yaupon is growing there naturally.

 

     Yaupon is North America's only native caffeinated plant species, and it has been consumed by Native American tribes for at least 10,000 years. Traditionally, the natural range of Yaupon extends from East Texas in...


Yaupon Brothers Processing Plant - Inside Look

Yaupon Brothers Processing Plant - Inside Look

Yaupon Brothers is now working with our friends Jen & Steve Lorch of Table Rock Tea, Co., in Pickens County, South Carolina. Steve & Jen will be lovingly processing our Yaupon just as if it were their own tea. Speaking of, Table Rock Tea is one of only a handful of tea plantations in the United States. Jen & Steve have over 11,000 seedlings of Camellia Sinensis in their state-of-the-art greenhouse. That's impressive! We'll keep you updated on our adventures with Table Rock Tea!

Steve spreading some Florida Yaupon on the withering table.

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Yaupon Featured in Nutritional Outlook Magazine

Yaupon Featured in Nutritional Outlook Magazine

Yaupon, the Only Caffeine Source Native to the U.S., Has Potential to Explode


Daytona Beach News-Journal: Yaupon Tea Founder Addresses Forum

Daytona Beach News-Journal: Yaupon Tea Founder Addresses Forum

Yaupon Asi Tea founder to address forum


Published: Monday, January 12, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 12, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.

DAYTONA BEACH — The founder of an Edgewater business that produces a line of teas made from yaupon holly shrubs that grow wild throughout the Southeastern United States will address an entrepreneurs forum here Wednesday morning.

The 1 Million Cups event featuring the presentation by Bryon...