Bok Tower Gardens Visitor Center

Yaupon Tea Revival & Florida AG Survival

Nov 2, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

For thousands of years, the Yaupon Holly tree was a central part of Native American culture in Florida. The caffeinated plant was revered and worshiped for its stimulating and purifying qualities, and was later exported to Europe and consumed as a tea by early Americans but eventually faded into obscurity. 

Could a Yaupon Tea revival equal Florida's agriculture survival? Explore the history of Yaupon consumption in the American South, and delve into the future prospects of Yaupon Holly as a native alternative crop for Florida farmers.

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