ASI Yaupon Tea (Food & Beverage)
ASI offers something both new and old with its Yaupon tea. Yaupon is the only native source of caffeine in North America, and Native Americans used this beverage for many years until its decline in the 19th century. After learning about the ancient beverage while on a walking tour, company owner Lou Thomann began researching more of its story. Realizing the benefits of this local tea, he sought to bring it to market. A majority of the tea is still wild harvested, and all ingredients are domestically sourced. While ASI offers several flavors, only one is pre-sweetened. All other options come unsweetened and allow one to focus on the clean, sweetgrass flavor.