Ginger Citrus Guayusa from Runa

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Guayusa

Where to Buy:  Runa

Product Description:

A zesty guayusa blend that wakes you up with an invigorating twist of ginger and citrus.

Taster’s Review:

I love ginger flavored teas.  But even though I love the taste of ginger, I still usually brace myself for that distinctive peppery kick from the ginger.  With this tea, I was surprised at just how gentle the ginger is.

It still has a bit of peppery taste, but, it is much softer than I expected.  It is well-balanced with the bright citrus-y tones of the orange flavor.  With this tisane, the two flavors do not compete with one another, instead, they work together to provide a smooth delivery.  The orange tastes juicy and tangy-sweet, and the ginger is warm and zesty.

With this combination of flavors, the Guayusa tastes a little different.  I wouldn’t say it’s “off” in any way, because I’m really enjoying the flavor of the Guayusa.  Rather, I would say that the citrus and ginger seem to accent the Guayusa differently, highlighting different notes in the Guayusa.  It tastes a little more vegetative and a little less earthy.  It seems to have a lighter composure.  It is still bold and flavorful, but it doesn’t taste quite as rich here.  Still very enjoyable though.

This is a very energizing and delicious cup of tea!

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