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America's Forgotten Tea

3:00p to 4:00p
Fri, January 19, 2024
Sara Rock
(361) 729-2858

Learn about North America's only caffeine-producing shrub!

Yaupon holly has grown throughout the southwest for thousands of years. And did you know that the leaves contain caffeine?

Once widely consumed, this plant has been ignored for decades. Learn more about this native plant, and join us afterwards for a cup of tea made straight from the yaupon!

Where: Site 157 (moved from site 132)

Parking: You can park either at the Turks Cap trail head, or at the restrooms on Warbler Way.

When: 3:00-4:00pm

Bring: A chair, Sun protection, bug spray, and your own mug.


- Children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program.
- Program is free with park entrance ($5/person, children 12 & under are free) or Texas State Parks Annual Pass.
- Program may be cancelled if no participants are present within 10 minutes of the start time, or in the case of inclement weather.