So according to this company, yaupon is the only caffeinated plant native to North America. I got this tea as a gift from a friend who knows my love of chais.
The first sip, I get a subtle, unsweetened coconut backed by spices, giving this ba lovely sweet and spicy flavor. I think the rooibos adds to the sweetness as well. That flavoring persists through the rest of the cup – coconut soft and center stage, backed up with the tiniest bite of ginger and chili. None of it overtakes the tea itself – I’m still not sure what the flavor of yaupon it, but there is a slight tartness along with the sweetness of the rooibos.
Flavors: Coconut, Spices