Try the Original American Tea!

A Drink, A Ritual, A Thousand Years of Florida Tradition…

Spanish colonists began drinking Yaupon Tea in Florida as early as AD 1513. Timucua Indians consumed it for thousands of years. They discovered Yaupon Asi Tea. Now, it’s your turn. Beginning perhaps thousands of years ago, the Timucua natives of Florida, along with many other tribes, brewed a sacred beverage from the roasted leaves and stems of the Yaupon Holly. They called this drink Asi, or “the purifier.” The resulting beverage was a powerful elixir of caffeine and antioxidants, and it came to be a cornerstone of Native American civilization. With the arrival of the Europeans, the Yaupon ritual slowly died out, and the once mighty Yaupon assumed an inconspicuous place in the forest. Until now… Yaupon Asi Tea , L.L.C. was founded to bring Yaupon back to modern consumers.

What is Yaupon Tea?

Yaupon is a plant in the Holly family, or the genus ilex. Yaupon only grows in the Southeastern United States, mostly in coastal regions. It is native to the states of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas. Small populations may also exist in Arkansas. Yaupon is most prolific in Texas and Florida. Yaupon Asi Tea is grown in Central Florida, United States, mostly in the Coastal Maritime Forests of Volusia County. Yaupon is closely related to the South American Hollies, Yerba Mate and Guayusa. Currently, our company is the World’s only supplier of certified organic Yaupon Tea.

Is Yaupon Caffeinated?

YES! Yaupon is the only caffeinated plant which is native to North America. Yaupon contains an average of 6-10mg/g of Caffeine, which is roughly the same content as coffee and black tea. Yaupon also contains Theobromine, which stimulates your mind and body without giving you jitters.

Is Yaupon Good For Me?

YES! Yaupon is extremely rich in the antioxidants Quercetin and Saponin, and it’s being studied extensively for it’s supposed anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties. We market our Yaupon as a food, not a drug, but it is an excellent complement to a healthy lifestyle.

Is it Tasty?

YES! Most people deeply enjoy the smooth and mild flavor of Yaupon Asi Tea. Unlike other teas, Yaupon contains little to no Tannin, so it’s never bitter. Yaupon also possesses a slight natural sweetness. Most describe unroasted Yaupon as “smooth, grassy, and slightly sweet”, with our fire-roasted varieties being described as slightly more intense, with their oolong-like smokiness. Yaupon is a great hot or iced, and takes very well to blending.

Native Americans Have Enjoyed Yaupon For Thousands of Years…Now, You Too Can Enjoy “The American Mate!”


Additional benefits include:

  • 100% Florida Sourced
  • Single-Origin and Shade-Grown
  • Sustainably Wild Harvested
  • Naturally Caffeinated
  • High in Antioxidants
  • Certified Wild-Crop Organic by QCS
  • Certified Kosher by Florida-K
  • 10% of proceeds go to a charity

See the Yaupon News & Research page for additional information!

Yaupon Asi Tea will be exhibiting at the World Tea Expo in Long Beach, CA. May 29-31. Come see us!

Yaupon Asi Tea exhibited at the World Tea Expo in Long Beach, CA. It was a blast!


Palmetto Honey is well known for its high quality and delicate flavor. Make it yours today, or better yet, select one of our signature pairings: Yaupon Asi Tea and Palmetto Honey in one beautiful and convenient package…Get them while they last!

The Yaupon Asi Tea Philosophy:To bring this ancient Native American tea back into the lives of today’s consumers, and to promote healthy living, an active lifestyle, harmony with nature, and accountability in business.

One of our Yaupon Tea Pairings, packaged with 8oz of Raw Florida Saw Palmetto Honey





Yaupon Asi Tea is certified wild-crop organic by

Quality Certification Services, Inc.


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