"I started using the Skin Revive and Hemp Oil Salve for my lower back arthritis and within two days I couldn’t believe the improvement in my pain levels. Combined with stretching, it is the first time I have been pain free in months." - Andrea M
"I have used CBD products for years to manage pain and the Yaupon 5x Hemp Oil is the best I have ever. Not only does it manage my pain, I have never slept so soundly as when I use 1 drop before bed." - Craig
"I love the Yaupon Mint tea as a staple, and the Chai Tea Bar Soap, it’s probably all I'll ever bathe with! I was delighted how soft it left my skin and its mild scent is nice too. Your shop is a little treasure and treat in Savannah. Thank you!" - Tatiana
"I stopped by as I was drawn in by the calming decor and was given a tour and the backstory of Yaupon and it uses by the Native Americans that lived in the Southeast. I especially love the Yaupon kombucha and the Herbal Beard and Face Oil". - Paden
"We love the Soothing Eye Serum and Daily Facial Oil. Great local, natural products that the stuff is super helpful." - Charlie
Native Yamacraw Greetings,
For thousands of years going back in time, before the first Cairo Pyramid was built, Native American Tribes in Georgia used special sacred drink. Later sharing it with other visiting cultures, including Mayan Tribes, and in 1733 when Colonial Savannah was founded, with two Peacemakers: Tomo Chichi and James Oglethorpe, who had their vision, for new World Peace! With time, this Drink of Peace was forgotten, between the pages of history books, that were never written...
Three hundred years later at Lafayette Square, in beautiful Savannah, Georgia, I had incredible opportunity to meet Mr. Lou Thomann, both the Yaupon Tree Expert and Medicine Man. Mr. Lou who possesses incredible knowledge and wisdom, about Native Yaupon Tree, is discovering thousands of years old drink variations for spiritual, healing, energizing, cleansing, soothing, regenerating, and relaxing use, and that's where real story begins... but, you need to ask him about that!
If you want to purify you body, mind and soul, or experience this uniting feeling you get, when you're at the Olympics, World Cup, Super Bowl, Stanley Cup, NBA Championship, or Woodstock... visit our Savannah Historic 26 Squares, stop by Yaupon Teahouse +Apothecary, and connect to our Peaceful Native History, through thIs amazing, ancient drink. Welcoming kindness, and the True Tea of Peace!
Doctor Lou, thank you for this amazing experience! When I'm reading about Native American Tribes, I can dring your special historic Native Yaupon Tea... now, how cool is that?
Thank you for bringing back Our Native Culture through this Special Tree! We can regain Our Lost Native History, one leaf at a time!
And to you Visitor: if you're there at the right moment, you might be able to taste another treasure, like Creek-Mayan Yaupon-Cocoa drink, or explore other Yaupon gifts, and see in person this Beloved Native Tree... in short... Welcome to Savannah!
Peace & Grace, Love & Compassion & World Peace :-)
Robert Anthony "Eagle Peace Warrior" Historian of Native American Tribes of the South.
"I first met Lou, and his family, out on Ossabaw Island and introduced him to Yaupon tea. He was very intrigued, loved the tea, and quickly began serious research into every aspect of the plants biology, cultural history and uses. Within a short while he had become the most knowledgeable person that I know of on the subject of Yaupon. Lou is now the expert I go to for, any and all, information about Yaupon, its lore and natural history!! He has brought an ancient sacred plant back into the public’s awareness and is making it available for all of us to enjoy! Thanks Lou!!!"
John “Crawfish” Crawford, naturalist