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Alex Zorach

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Member since Sep. 1st, 2009. Reviewed 1412 teas.

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Peppermint Guayusa from Runa

Style: Flavored Guayusa – Region: Blend

50 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
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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Ginger Citrus from Runa

Style: Flavored Guayusa – Region: Blend

73 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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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Guayusa Spice from Runa

Style: Flavored Guayusa – Region: Blend

70 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Sep. 21st, 2011

I was expecting this to taste a lot like Masala chai, and it didn't. The aroma is very gentle and soft, almost creamy...like rice pudding or oatmeal. There's a moderate amount of cinnamon, and it's a very soft type of cinnamon. I have to really focus to notice the lemongrass; I don't think I would have identified th...

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