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Unlike yerba mate – which can have a bitter, bark-like taste to it – this has a tinge of sweetness on the aftertaste to offset the initial nettle palate. That and it kicks you in the arse for a good five hours. (I.e. It’s caffeinated. Deliciously caffeinated.)

Full Review: http://www.teaviews.com/2010/12/15/review-zen-tara-tea-organic-amazonian-guayusa-tea/

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Jaime

A good five hours? I hope it doesn’t kill me.

Geoffrey Norman

It’s about as caffeinated as yerba mate, which in turn is as caffeinated as a light cup of coffee. But luckily it is a “slow jolt”. In other words, it builds gradually throughout the day. Doesn’t zing ya all at once.

Jaime

Builds gradually? Sounds like an early morning drink for me…sometimes caffeine and I aren’t the best of friends.

Geoffrey Norman

Caffeine and I are in a love/hate relationship. Loves me in the morning (but not on an empty stomach). Hates me at night. And only tolerates me in tea form.

Jaime

Good to know caffeine treats other people the same way!

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Jaime

A good five hours? I hope it doesn’t kill me.

Geoffrey Norman

It’s about as caffeinated as yerba mate, which in turn is as caffeinated as a light cup of coffee. But luckily it is a “slow jolt”. In other words, it builds gradually throughout the day. Doesn’t zing ya all at once.

Jaime

Builds gradually? Sounds like an early morning drink for me…sometimes caffeine and I aren’t the best of friends.

Geoffrey Norman

Caffeine and I are in a love/hate relationship. Loves me in the morning (but not on an empty stomach). Hates me at night. And only tolerates me in tea form.

Jaime

Good to know caffeine treats other people the same way!

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