3 Tasting Notes
Meh. Having only tried black and herbal before, I decided experiment with this and Honey Bee (a mate tea). Having heard about guayusa’s jitter-free energy, increased focus, and a bunch of other health benefits, I wanted to see what all the hype was about.
I brewed a pot of this with my Mom and Dad this morning. Unfortunately, I cannot tell you about its effect on my energy, because I only had a small cup. The tea was flowery and fruity, not the best to go with breakfast in my opinion. The tea just tasted like hot water and Hibiscus. I couldn’t taste the Guayusa. Was I supposed to?
Since my first traumatic experience with green tea, I have been afraid to try it, but when I tried this at DavidsTea it was delicious. I had to get more.
Upon brewing it at home, I tasted more cinnamon and chili pepper and less orange, but my second cup, which had steeped slightly longer, was perfect. The flavors of orange, cinnamon, and chili pepper are strong but not overwhelming. The flavor of the green tea base is apparent, and surprisingly, it blends well with the other flavors. The clove and cinnamon, reminds me of homemade apple cider from fall, but the zesty orange and spicy chili pepper give a good kick.