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These sisters are infusing their yaupon tea business with ingenuity and altruism.
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People in the Southwestern United States drank caffeinated drinks in 750 AD - Ancient Origins

Ancient Origins People in the Southwestern United States drank caffeinated drinks in 750 AD Ancient Origins The Holly/Ilex vomitoria plant, left (Public Domain) and toasted cacao beans, right (CC BY-SA 3.0) were used to make the traditional...
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The Drought-Proof, Homegrown Tea Alternative You've Never Heard Of - TakePart

The Drought-Proof, Homegrown Tea Alternative You've Never Heard Of - TakePart | yaupon tea | Scoop.it
The native yaupon shrub is giving Texans a locally sourced caffeine fix.
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1000 Years Ago, Caffeinated Drinks Had Native Americans Buzzing - NPR

1000 Years Ago, Caffeinated Drinks Had Native Americans Buzzing - NPR | yaupon tea | Scoop.it
People in the American Southwest and Mexican Northwest were drinking cacao and tea-like yaupon in places where neither grew. That suggests an extensive trade network to deliver a caffeine fix.
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Yaupon, the Only Caffeine Source Native to the U.S., Has Potential to Explode | Nutritional Outlook

Yaupon, the Only Caffeine Source Native to the U.S., Has Potential to Explode | Nutritional Outlook | yaupon tea | Scoop.it
From a glance at the U.S. caffeine market, it might seem like all the great energy ingredients come from other parts of the world. Coffee is thought to originate in the Middle East, tea comes from Asia, and even alternative energy ingredients like guarana, guayusa, and yerba mate hail from South America.
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North Carolina Coastal Federation: Our Coast: The Yaupon Holly Tradition

North Carolina Coastal Federation: Our Coast: The Yaupon Holly Tradition | yaupon tea | Scoop.it
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Ilex Vomitoria (Yaupon Holly / Black Drink) seeds | World Seed Supply

Ilex Vomitoria (Yaupon Holly / Black Drink) seeds | World Seed Supply | yaupon tea | Scoop.it
Ilex vomitoria is a South American evergreen species related to yerba mate' (ilex paraguariensis) and Ilex guayusa. Like these other two ilex
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looks like it's not  easily grown from seeds

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In Your Backyard: Yaupon tea, no longer a thing of the past

In Your Backyard: Yaupon tea, no longer a thing of the past | yaupon tea | Scoop.it
If you are part of the growing number of folks trying to buy locally grown, sustainable and organic foods containing no genetically modified organisms, you probably figure that expecting a caffeinated drink to fit any of those descriptions is...
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Yaupon Holly | Wild Edible

Yaupon Holly | Wild Edible | yaupon tea | Scoop.it
Yaupon holly (Ilex vomitoria) is an evergreen shrub native to the southeastern U.S. Yaupon holly produces small white flowers in the spring followed by red berries on female plants that remain through fall.
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Cat Spring Yaupon Tea - Texas Monthly (subscription)

Cat Spring Yaupon Tea - Texas Monthly (subscription) | yaupon tea | Scoop.it
How the drought led to a revival of yaupon tea, America’s only native caffeinated drink.
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Ruby Williams: Yaupon Tea |

Ruby Williams of Avon talks about people on Hatteras Island making yaupon tea in an interview with Jennifer Miller.
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Study of ancient caffeine use offers more evidence of early trade between Americas - Santa Fe New Mexican

Study of ancient caffeine use offers more evidence of early trade between Americas - Santa Fe New Mexican | yaupon tea | Scoop.it
Centuries before the coffee maker became a common kitchen appliance, Native people of the U.S. Southwest and Northern Mexico drank caffeinated beverages, says research led by a University of New Mexico anthropologist.
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Tea Trends: Yerba Mate and Yaupon Make Waves in the Beverage World

Tea Trends: Yerba Mate and Yaupon Make Waves in the Beverage World | yaupon tea | Scoop.it
The yerba mate and yaupon blend of teas are a blend that haven't been seen in the US but that's changing due to their nutritional value.
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Here's The Buzz On America's Forgotten Native 'Tea' Plant

Here's The Buzz On America's Forgotten Native 'Tea' Plant | yaupon tea | Scoop.it
It's called yaupon. Native Americans once made a brew from its caffeinated leaves and traded them widely. With several companies now selling yaupon, it may be poised for a comeback.
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Francis E. Jack Putz: Yaupon tea has a bad name

Francis E. Jack Putz: Yaupon tea has a bad name | yaupon tea | Scoop.it
If you’re a tea drinker, then it’s time to determine the genders of the yaupon bushes in your neighborhood.
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Herbal Coffee Substitutes: Yaupon and Yerba Maté

Herbal Coffee Substitutes: Yaupon and Yerba Maté | yaupon tea | Scoop.it
Yaupon and yerba maté—historically a part of Native American rituals—make excellent coffee substitutes that are reputed to enliven the body and bring peace to the soul.
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