Traditional Guayusa (Teabags)

This tea has been retired/discontinued.

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3 ratings
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Brand:Runa
Style:Guayusa
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Ecuador
Loose/teabag:Teabag

This tea's info last updated: Jan. 24, 2018

Commercial Description

Energizing, smooth and rich, with a hint of natural sweetness. Helps you be awake and alert.

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Reviewer pic73 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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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 and makes a decent third cup.
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Reviewer pic50 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 2/5
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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 cream and sugar.
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Reviewer pic77 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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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. Reminds me of some oolong teas, Chinese oolongs with a medium roast and a floral character. There's also a grainy quality to the aroma, smooth, and sweet, almost like oatmeal. Aroma is very complex. Flavor is slightly sweet, with a hint of bitterness and some sourness.

I like the way this makes me feel more than Yerba Mate; whereas Yerba Mate is more relaxing and not as energizing (to me), the effect of drinking this guayusa seemed more like drinking tea...a smooth but slight boost to alertness and energy.

I definitely prefer this to any of Runa's flavored blends, although I do think their offerings of flavored guayusa are not bad.
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