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drank Earl Grey Guayusa by 52teas
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Thanks again to QuiltGuppy for getting me a 3-week subscription… this is week 2!

This is a very interesting take on Earl Grey… the Guayusa brings out some of the sweeter notes of the bergamot, while allowing the tangy qualities to really come through nicely. An interesting contrast playing out on the palate.

It’s really quite good!

Kashyap

what is ‘guayusa’?

LiberTEAS

@Kashyap: Guayusa is a tree from the Amazon. The leaves are are steeped similar to tea. The flavor is strong and smooth, no bitterness.

Kashyap

looking it up, it says it has nearly 2% by weight volume proportion of caffiene and is one of the most caffienated plants out there….wow….

LiberTEAS

Yes, but interestingly enough, it doesn’t affect me the way that coffee’s caffeine would. I felt all jittery and even nauseated when I would drink coffee. Not so with Guayusa.

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Kashyap

what is ‘guayusa’?

LiberTEAS

@Kashyap: Guayusa is a tree from the Amazon. The leaves are are steeped similar to tea. The flavor is strong and smooth, no bitterness.

Kashyap

looking it up, it says it has nearly 2% by weight volume proportion of caffiene and is one of the most caffienated plants out there….wow….

LiberTEAS

Yes, but interestingly enough, it doesn’t affect me the way that coffee’s caffeine would. I felt all jittery and even nauseated when I would drink coffee. Not so with Guayusa.

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