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“Do you feel like a Zombie this morning?”
That is question that is posed in the description of this tea on the Butiki website.
Why, yes, I do.
Last night was so hot and stuffy that I barely slept, so I am groggy and grumpy this morning.
It did not help that my dog ran away this morning too (she is back safe and sound after I went running through fields after her)
This tea certainly evokes sunshine upon opening its bag, bright and citrus.
The scent encourages us Zombies along in the making process…turn on kettle…grumble grumble…measure tea…grumble grumble…pour water…grumble…WAIT 6 Minutes!! GRUMBLE!
Tea is a golden brown in color.
I have never drank a brown tea before.
I must mention that I have not drank a Guayusa Tea before either.
Once brewed the tea takes on more of a herbal scent.
It reminds me of a herbal tea my Mother would have made me drink for some ailment as a wee lass.
As for the sip, I was quite surprised at a dry like pucker that appeared.
The tea reminds me of a dry wine, it appears on the tongue and then evaporates.
I am finding this tea so interesting!
It is complex, light and bright, herbal yet slightly bitter, perky yet centering.
It seems to be shooing away my zombie grumbles though, so I think I will just sit back and contemplate this tea and maybe life itself.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 6 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

Yes…the answer is YES. I felt like a Zombie this morning

Hesper June

Must be catching ;)

TeaEqualsBliss

I still feel like a Zombie.

Hesper June

Well, if I could email you some of this tea to you so you could get it instantly I would!

Scatterbrain

I love the perk guayusa gives you.

Hesper June

Well, no perk yet. But looking forward to it kicking in:)

TeaBrat

I need this. :O)

Azzrian

so glad you got your pup back!

Hesper June

Me too. She usually is a “stick to your side” type of gal, but once and awhile she gets the urge to bolt.
She probably was just trying to cool off too…a little wind flapping her ears:)

Mercuryhime

My pup always comes when you call, but he loses it when spots a squirrel. He runs off and doesn’t realize you’re calling him until the squirrel is out of sight. then he comes trotting back looking contrite. Doggies are silly little things. Glad you got your pup back. :)

Helena

At least the pup came back safe, lots aren’t that lucky…

Hesper June

Oh, my “furry ones” are very special to me.
I would not have rested until she was safe and sound:)

Bonnie

This does taste good. I’d join you but my queezies are still with me. I have to be better by tomorrow for the tea festival in Boulder…meeting Chadao and Rachel there and taking 2 classes. Barf! Wish we could all attend a tea meetup.

Hesper June

Hope you will be feeling shipshape for tomorrow!
I like the idea of a tea tasting meetup someday:)

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TeaEqualsBliss

Yes…the answer is YES. I felt like a Zombie this morning

Hesper June

Must be catching ;)

TeaEqualsBliss

I still feel like a Zombie.

Hesper June

Well, if I could email you some of this tea to you so you could get it instantly I would!

Scatterbrain

I love the perk guayusa gives you.

Hesper June

Well, no perk yet. But looking forward to it kicking in:)

TeaBrat

I need this. :O)

Azzrian

so glad you got your pup back!

Hesper June

Me too. She usually is a “stick to your side” type of gal, but once and awhile she gets the urge to bolt.
She probably was just trying to cool off too…a little wind flapping her ears:)

Mercuryhime

My pup always comes when you call, but he loses it when spots a squirrel. He runs off and doesn’t realize you’re calling him until the squirrel is out of sight. then he comes trotting back looking contrite. Doggies are silly little things. Glad you got your pup back. :)

Helena

At least the pup came back safe, lots aren’t that lucky…

Hesper June

Oh, my “furry ones” are very special to me.
I would not have rested until she was safe and sound:)

Bonnie

This does taste good. I’d join you but my queezies are still with me. I have to be better by tomorrow for the tea festival in Boulder…meeting Chadao and Rachel there and taking 2 classes. Barf! Wish we could all attend a tea meetup.

Hesper June

Hope you will be feeling shipshape for tomorrow!
I like the idea of a tea tasting meetup someday:)

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A Farmer’s Wife who drinks her tea to forget the din of the world.
Love all tea, from black to herbal concoctions.
Usually start my day with black tea and then move on to Oolong or Green in the afternoon, then finish the day with a tisane.
Loose Leaf teas are my preference, I say “Free the Leaves!” :)
When I am not drinking tea, I enjoy knitting, baking, reading, playing with one of our rescue animals or working along side my husband on our farm.

My rating system is rather relaxed:
50’s or under- Um, is this tea or did I get this from the slop bucket?
60’s- Not really my thing, certainly will not be purchasing again.
70’s- I will give this tea a few more tries to see if it grows on me , right now it is okay but not thrilling me.
80’s- Like this tea a lot. It might be a tea that I have to be in a certain mood for and therefore not a daily drinker, but try to have on hand for those “moods”
90’s and higher- ADORE! Will never be without!

I most always drink my tea plain.
No sweeteners or milk/cream.

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Idaho

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