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.

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.