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Last Updated: Jan. 24, 2018

About Runa

Runa is a company that specializes in guayusa, a caffeinated plant native to the Amazon rainforest, and related to yerba mate.

When Runa launched, it branded itself asRuna Amazon Guayusa and it sold both pure and flavored guayusa, both in loose-leaf form and in tea bags. However, Runa has discontinued their tea bags and flavored loose-leaf blends, and launched a line of bottled Guayusa drinks. We do not list bottled teas on our site.

Runa still sells their plain loose-leaf Guayusa.

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Brytta Sóþword
(305 reviews)
73 / 100
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Traditional Guayusa (Teabags)

Style: Guayusa – Region: Ecuador
May. 15th, 2015

Very interesting. This herbal tea has a smooth, herbaceous sweetness that reminds me of something I can't quite put my finger on. It's somewhere between chia seeds and, what, goji berries? It's good, though.

It also has undertones of non-bitter black tea, though it contains no tea.

It easily makes a second cup an...

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Sylvia
(214 reviews)
50 / 100
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Traditional Guayusa (Teabags)

Style: Guayusa – Region: Ecuador
Nov. 30th, 2013

This is the first time I've tried plain (unflavored) guayusa. I'm used to drinking black teas and other similar things, so that's what I'm comparing it to. It smells kind of like the woods on a wet day. The flavor is weird - it tastes okay but it has a hint of rotting plant flavor, and that turns me off to it. I added ...

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Alex Zorach
(1387 reviews)
50 / 100
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Peppermint Guayusa

Style: Flavored Guayusa – Region: Blend
Oct. 24th, 2011

I actually thought this tea had a rather subdued peppermint presence, and I noticed the guayusa more than the mint, which is good. I did not think the two flavors blended particularly well with each other though...the mint seemed to obscure or cloud the Guayusa and vice versa.

The aroma was muddled, the flavor mild...

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77 / 100
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Traditional Guayusa (Teabags)

Style: Guayusa – Region: Ecuador
Oct. 6th, 2011

I was very curious to try this. It is more tea-like than Yerba mate...less sweet, I find. Definitely similar to Yerba mate, more so than any other drink, but still fairly distinct. Brews a fairly clear brown cup with a slight greenish tinge.

Aroma is hard to describe...almost perfumey, but in a subdued way. Remi...

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73 / 100
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Ginger Citrus

Style: Flavored Guayusa – Region: Blend
Sep. 29th, 2011

This one reminded me a lot of lemon-ginger herbal blends, but is substantially different. It uses orange, not lemon, and uses only orange peel, no extracts, which I greatly appreciate. The orange is subtle, but has a fairly fruity quality, and is recognizable as orange. The Guayusa mostly disappears into the backgro...

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