Sunday, July 17, 2011

Runa Tea Peppermint Guayusa

Country of Origin: Ecuador
Leaf Appearance: small, dark green with a strong mint aroma
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Liquor: dark gold
Ingredients: organic Runa guayusa, organic peppermint

This herbal tea was just what the doctor ordered on a super hot summer day. Peppermint never fails to cool and refresh, even when served hot. It was strong but not medicinal. The guayusa was barely detectable as a light nuttiness in the background. That being said, it is rare to find a base tea that can manage to shine through a flavor powerhouse like peppermint. I’m finding that I really enjoy drinking guayusa after work, when I need a pick me up but not a jolt of caffeine that will just make me crash later. I would definitely recommend this tea.