Lost Pines Yaupon Tea Blog — Media/Press
Texas’ only caffeinated plant makes a buzzworthy tea - Texas Highways magazine.
From the article: “When we started harvesting a few years ago,” says Seibold, who now does most of the yaupon-gathering, “the fire damage was extensive. Now, I look for baby loblolly pine trees as I harvest, and I clear the yaupon out around them. It’s so good to see the young pines growing taller each time I go back. But there’s a seemingly endless supply of yaupon: Forest managers cut a 100-yard-wide firebreak last year through one of the ranches, and it’s already filled in with yaupon.”
Fox 7's Good Day Show: Lost Pines Yaupon Tea demonstrates how to roast yaupon
We were featured on Fox 7's show Good Day! We showed how to roast yaupon to make yaupon tea. We also talked a bit about how harvesting yaupon in certain areas of the Lost Pines Forest benefits the endangered Houston Toad and the forest itself.
We've made it into the Austin Chronicle!
We were honored to featured in the Austin Chronicle article by Adrienne Whitehorse Texas Tea, Three local purveyors search for an ethical cup. We really enjoyed the interview sitting around the table talking yaupon and drinking yaupon prepared in all its various ways. Light roast tea, dark roast tea, yaupon kombucha, drinking light roast "mate style" with a bombilla and also dark roast brewed very strong from the coffee maker.