I got this in a swap with Reasoned_Melody. There’s a longer story behind how I got this tea, but let’s just say they finally came. Yay!!!
I was dragging a bit this morning and I thought this guayasa blend would be good to blend up. I’ve never seen a chai version before. I checked the ingredients and saw there was stevia, so I proceeded cautiously, since other blends in the past I haven’t gotten along with.
I brewed this up and since I’m off to a festival with the family, I put it in my Celestial Seasonings mug (so cute – it has all the CS characters on it). The flavor isn’t bad. There’s definitely chai spices, guayusa flavor, and unfortunately my arch nemesis stevia. It’s not as bad as DT’s cherry cola, but it’s there a little bit. The good news is that it’s masked somewhat by the spices. I still feel though that I could have done without the stevia in the blend. I guess they thought that since guayusa is new, stevia will help ease the transition.
Overall an interesting blend, although I’m still not a fan of stevia.