Leaf Type: Guayusa
Where to Buy: Runa
A zesty guayusa blend that wakes you up with an invigorating twist of ginger and citrus.
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!