Lost Pines Yaupon Tea Blog — History
Brewing Strong Yaupon
Yaupon is great when made as hot or iced tea (1 tsp steeped for 5 minutes) but the traditional way of preparing yaupon was to make a decoction, that is to boil or simmer it for some time. This really brings out more flavor and the stimulating effects of the caffeine and theobromine (the feel good relative of caffeine found in cacao).
Down the Yaupon Rabbit Hole, America's first tea.
Talk given by Jason Ellis at the Lone Star Tea festival in Houston, Texas. A brief talk on yaupon, it's history, it's place in the environment, beneficial properties and it's current renaissance.