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.

Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.