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drank Cider Guayusa by Butiki Teas
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kicks Steepster This is the first time in like 18 hours that I have actually been able to get Steepster to load. Granted I was in bed for some of that time, but geez.

Last night sucked. A huge storm system came through from 3:30am to 6:30am and kept me awake for much of the night. I have been known to sleep through anything—storms, fireworks, fire alarms—but there is something about large hail on your roof and thunder that shakes your house that was impossible to sleep through.

So I am pretty significantly tired today. Hoping I can perk up this afternoon a bit. I decided some guayusa might be a good idea; not sure if its working yet, but maybe it just needs a bit more time. This one is pretty good, but I think I like Good Morning Sunshine better. I like the cider flavoring in this, which is spot on, but the guayusa itself is kind of weird here. I think Good Morning Sunshine more successfully masks the weirdness of the guayusa with the citrus, and to me guayusa is still pretty weird. But I did enjoy my cup of this.

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Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
Stephanie

Eww, we were lucky- the storm was north of us. I’ve got some Good Morning Sunshine on the way, I can’t wait! :) I’ve never had the cider but I’ve been curious about it so thanks for the note.

K S

The lack of storm woke me up. I guess I was afraid I would sleep through it like normal. The weather folks said it was going to be a nasty one.

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Stephanie

Eww, we were lucky- the storm was north of us. I’ve got some Good Morning Sunshine on the way, I can’t wait! :) I’ve never had the cider but I’ve been curious about it so thanks for the note.

K S

The lack of storm woke me up. I guess I was afraid I would sleep through it like normal. The weather folks said it was going to be a nasty one.

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I am tea obsessed, with the stash to match. I tend to really enjoy green oolongs, Chinese blacks, and flavored teas with high quality bases, especially florals, bergamot-based teas, and chocolate teas.

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