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Peppermint Guayusa from Runa

July23

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Guayusa

Where to Buy:  Runa

Product Description:

The energizing power of guayusa with a crisp and rejuvenating organic peppermint.

Taster’s Review:

The more I drink Guayusa, the more I like it.  In many ways, it reminds me of Yerba Maté, as it has similar earthy/vegetative qualities.  But Guayusa is smoother than Yerba Maté.  Yerba Maté can sometimes be a little bitter, but I’ve never experienced any bitterness from Guayusa.

It also reminds me a bit of a good strong cup of black tea.  It has a bold, rich flavor and has the stimulating effects of coffee – but with one significant difference – I don’t experience the same ill after-effects with Guayusa that I do when I drink coffee.  So I have found myself turning to Guayusa more and more – especially when I need a good “wake up” on those mornings when I would rather be sleeping.

This Peppermint Guayusa is delightful.  The peppermint flavor is strong.  It is crisp, clean and vibrant.  Very minty, but I am not finding it to be too minty, thanks to the Guayusa.  It curbs the minty taste just enough.  The result is a smooth, delicious cup.  Slightly sweet and pleasantly minty.  Just what I needed this morning!

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“Peppermint Guayusa from Runa”

  1. July 28th, 2011 at 11:46 am       jenn Says:

    This sounds like an excited review. I’m so excited to try it. I enjoy the traditional guayusa so much. I heard that the reason guayusa provides just a balanced release of energy is that the high amount of antioxidants slow down the intake of caffeine in your blood stream. This provides that smooth adrenaline which lasts longer without the abrupt jolt from coffee.


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