Leaf Type: Guayusa
Where to Buy: Butiki Teas
Feel like a zombie in the morning? Then we highly recommend our refreshing Good Morning Sunshine guayusa. The lemon aroma and high caffeine content awaken the spirit. This guayusa has a zesty lemon flavor that is sweet, tart, and creamy.
Learn more about this Guayusa blend here.
OK, I am LOVING this!
I generally do feel a bit zombie-ish in the morning. Morning is absolutely my least favorite part of the day. I’ll never be accused of being a morning person. In fact, I’ve pretty much structured my day so that I can sleep through morning! I’m much more productive late at night, so I stay up late enough so that I can wake up around 11 or so (sometimes later), and not feel guilty about sleeping the morning away … and still be rid of that bothersome morning thing. I still have to get up – briefly – in the morning, just to make sure that my soon-to-be-teen daughter gets up and gets on her way to school. But as soon as she’s out the door, I’m headed back to bed!
But there are sometimes when I have to get up early and stay up. Some things won’t wait until later, and on those days, if I don’t want to look like a dead girl walking, I need something energizing to wake me up. I can’t drink coffee, and really, with as wonderful as tea is, I don’t want to drink coffee! But sometimes, I need the caffeine of coffee. Fortunately, I’ve discovered Guayusa! It offers that same caffeine burst of energy that coffee does, but without the sick feeling I get after I drink coffee. Guayusa even tastes a little bit like coffee – only its smoother and not bitter like coffee can be. This really is the best of both worlds.
I love the combination of flavors that Butiki chose for this Good Morning Sunshine Guayusa blend. It is pleasantly citrus-y, providing the sunny flavor of lemon without the acidic flavor of it. It’s a little bit tart, but not overly so. There is a creamy element to the blend too, which curbs much of the tartness, making for a sweet, brightly flavored cup of morning goodness, with just enough tartness to keep it lively.
On the days that I have to wake up early (or early for me, anyway), this is the kind of tisane I want waiting for me. It energizes me and helps me to shake that sleepy feeling. After a cup of this, I feel like I can face whatever the day brings!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!