Centuries before coffee made landfall in America, Native Americans in the southeast coveted the Yaopon leaf – the only naturally caffeinated plant in America. Early explorers in Alabama documented how much tea they drank. Learn more about this caffeinated southern tea.

about the history of this plant and why no one knows about it today.

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Notes:

https://plants.usda.gov/factsheet/pdf/fs_ilvo.pdf

https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/10/11/1682/htm#B43-nutrients-10-01682

https://yauponery.weebly.com/black-drink.html

https://www.amazon.com/Webb-Garrisons-Civil-War-Dictionary/dp/1581826753

https://www.ntfpinfo.us/docs/other/Francis1920-UsefulWildPlantsUSandCanada.pdf

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_7?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=yaopon+tea&sprefix=yaopon+%2Caps%2C277&crid=2GJCYZUI8KRT4 

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