Yaupon can be steeped like tea, brewed like coffee or even prepared in the same style as yerba mate. Drink by itself or with milk and/or or your favorite sweetener. Try with lemon, mint, cinnamon or other herbs and spices.

Much of the caffeine and theobromine is released in the first steeping, but the leaves may be resteeped a number of times and the flavor stays intact. Here are some ways we've tried it. Experiment!