Leaf Type: Guayusa
Where to Buy: Runa
The energizing power of guayusa with a crisp and rejuvenating organic peppermint.
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!