Paullinia cupana (50g)
Guarana is native to the Amazon and Orinoco. Today, the main growing country is Brazil, however it is also grown in Sri Lanka, Uruguay and throughout Central America.
Guarana is a climbing plant with whitish-yellow flowers which are about 10 meters long, the fruits themselves have a visual similarity to horse chestnuts.
Guarana has similar characteristics to coffee: it gives an energy boost, increase mental focus and diminishs appetite.
Guarana powder contains about 4.2% caffeine, as well as theophylline and theobromine. Caffeine from guarana is better absorbed by the body than that in coffee and gives a smoother, longer lasting energy boost.
You can mix the guarana powder with hot water or hot milk, add a little honey and you get a delicious hot drink.
Traditional Use: Beverage (1-2 teaspoons) / evaporation (125-175C)