Thursday, August 4, 2011

Runa Tea Ginger Citrus Guayusa

Country of Origin: Ecuador
Leaf Appearance: small, irregular and dark green with a sprinkling of orange peel and ginger pieces
Ingredients: Organic RUNA guayusa, organic orange peel, organic ginger
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: porcelain mug
Liquor: brassy gold

I’m not big on ginger “teas” so I was bit hesitant to try this one. I usually find them overdone and artificial tasting. The ginger and citrus in this herbal blend were natural tasting and played off of each other perfectly. The guayusa provided an earthy and nutty base that stayed in the background. From what I’ve seen so far guayusa lends itself very well to flavored teas for exactly that reason. Overall it was a well balanced cup that wasn’t over the top and had just enough citrusy ginger zing to keep me interested. I would definitely recommend this tea.