Monday, April 30, 2012

Stash Tea Guayusa and Chocolate

Country of Origin: Ecuador
Leaf Appearance: small, dark green with dark brown nibs
Ingredients: guayusa, cocoa nibs
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 205 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic cup
Liquor: greenish brown

This tea was simple yet decadent. The earthy guayusa played off of the richness of the cocoa really well. It was lightly sweet with a smooth mouthfeel. This tea would not stand up well to milk and sugar but I don't think either of them are necessary. Guayusa has quickly become one of my favorite herbs because it provides a boost of energy without the crash that you might normally associate with caffeine. I'm also a total chocolate addict so this tea was right up my alley. I've now tried several of the Guayusa offerings from Stash and I've enjoyed them all. I would definitely recommend this tea.