Stash Tea Introduces Guayusa: Press Release

March 9, 2012

Contact: Megan Rolerkite or Dorothy Arnold
March 9, 2012 - for immediate release

Stash Tea Introduces Guayusa: Energy from Ecuador

Stash Tea, one of the largest specialty tea companies in the USA, announces the release of six great tasting new teas made with a rare, naturally caffeinated herbal tea known as Guayusa (gwhy-you-sa).

Guayusa is a stimulating herb native to the Amazon Rainforest of Ecuador where it has been part of the indigenous culture and cultivated for more than 2000 years. Guayusa is delicious, with a naturally smooth taste, a rich and earthy aroma and a slightly sweet finish.

Guayusa is also naturally caffeinated and has an energizing effect similar to that of coffee or Yerba Mate, but unlike coffee or Yerba Mate, Guayusa provides a slow release of caffeine for alertness and energy, without the jitters or sudden caffeine crash.

Guayusa supports small farmers in Ecuador and, as it is shade-grown, helps the Amazon Rainforest thrive.

Stash Tea offers a Pure Guayusa Tea, as well as five signature blends, all organic and 100% natural.

Guayusa Tea with Chocolate
Natural chocolate combines with Guayusa for a dessert-like tea that’s rich and stimulating.

Guayusa Tea with Chai
Ecuador meets India in an aromatic blend of smooth Guayusa and spicy chai.

Guayusa Tea with Yerba Mate & Ginseng
A trio of ingredients that make for an invigorating blend that is sure to awaken the senses.

Guayusa Tea with Lemon
Lemony herbs and natural lemon oil combine for a slightly tart, refreshing taste.

Guayusa Tea with Mint
Peppermint and spearmint are paired for a refreshing, rejuvenating taste.

Each package contains 18 individually wrapped tea bags. All-natural ingredients. QAI and USDA certified organic. Guayusa is also Fair Trade certified. Suggested retail is $4.95. The new Guayusa line is now available on the Stash Tea website at www.stashtea.com, and will be available at select grocery and specialty retailers nationwide.

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Stash Tea prides itself on providing superior quality teas. Based in the Portland, Oregon area since 1972, Stash Tea uses only pure, 100 percent natural ingredients in its full line of traditional black, green, white, oolong, flavored, spiced, herbal and specialty iced teas.

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