Good Morning Sunshine from Butiki Teas

Tisane Information:

Leaf Type:  Guayusa

Where to Buy:  Butiki Teas

Tisane Description:

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.

Taster’s Review:

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!

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