how to make yaupon tea

how to make yaupon tea

How to Make Yaupon Tea

Yaupon tea is a traditional North American tea made from yaupon holly leaves. It is high in antioxidants and has similar benefits to green and black teas. Here are the steps to make your own yaupon tea:

Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients

You will need:

  • 1-2 teaspoons of dried yaupon holly leaves per cup of tea
  • Filtered water
  • Optional: honey and/or lemon for flavor

Step 2: Steep Your Leaves

  • Place the leaves in a cup or teapot.
  • Heat the filtered water to near boiling (around 205°F).
  • Pour the hot water over the leaves and steep for three to five minutes.

Step 3: Strain and Enjoy!

  • Strain the tea into your mug or other container.
  • Add honey and/or lemon if desired.
  • Enjoy your yaupon tea!


Making yaupon tea is a simple process that only requires a few ingredients and the right technique. Yaupon tea is a delicious and healthy alternative to coffee and other caffeinated beverages. Try it today and discover the benefits of this traditional North American tea.


More Blog