Organic Guayusa

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195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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Organic Guayusa is sourced from holly trees in Ecuador. Containing approximately 90mg of caffeine per cup, guayusa is more caffeinated than tea and Yerba Mate, yet it will not cause jitters or a caffeine crash. This plant also contains more antioxidants than most tea. Guayusa is sourced from local indigenous family farms and is sustainable. Brewed, guayusa is smooth with a sweet earthy molasses flavor.

Ingredients: Organic Guayusa

Recommended Brew Time: 6 minutes
Recommended Amount: 1 1/2 teaspoons of guayusa for 8oz of water
Recommended Temperature: 195 F

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I am in dire need of a Friday afternoon PICK ME UP! Guayusa, you are always here for me, heh.

Happy Friday comrades!


Haha this word comrade reminded me my old country. We say tovarishch.
Happy Friday!


Oh neat! :D

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This is a sipdown brew. I’m trying to keep my tea stash under control. I do not plan to join the 300+ club (but when/if I do, I’ll hope that you don’t remember reading this :p )

There are a few teas that I forgot to include with my recent Butiki order (that should be arriving today) and one of them was the Cider guayusa that my husband likes. This plain guayusa is one I might keep on hand once in a while, but I’m ok having at least one of any guayusa blend around at a time. Having too many choices often leaves me wandering in confused circles in the kitchen, not sure what to do. If I ever start nearing 300, the problem would develop into spending more time organizing my tea than drinking it. I already have more than enough activities to satisfy my ocd. (^o^)

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I got this a long time ago from AureliaFish, who hasen’t been around for a while – but thank you for sending me this!

I was really reluctant to try this ‘cos I wasn’t sure what it would taste like straight up, no flavours (and I was kinda afraid it would not be good). I kept putting it off and I just couldn’t bring myself to try it. Until today. Well, knock me over with a feather…this tastes Really Good! It has a natural sweet hay flavour. Not grassy. Just plain sweet hay.

When I order from Butiki, I will definitely be getting this.


Don’t you love happy surprises like that?


Yeah…it was great, ‘cos I really had it in my mind (don’t know why) that it would be awful, but no – is good.

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Thanks Stacy for this unique and invigorating sample!

I feel slightly out of place here as the first to review the base Guayusa from Butiki.. If you have never tried this variety, please be aware that the leaves are very finely minced and will benefit greatly from a quality strainer like the ForLife Extra-Fine one that I use with any of the teas that like to drop floaties through my other strainer. But I digress.

This was actually quite a diversion from anything else that I have tried to date. It has a grassy sweetness that doesn’t really parallel the grassy taste I get from an actual green tea. Would it sound silly to say that this one tastes like a different kind of grass altogether?! There is the slightest earthy aftertaste that lingers in the back of your throat like the very first infusion of a gaiwan-steeped Pu’er that was given the four second treatment and hasn’t actually put down its roots. I don’t know that I would give it an extremely high score on my preference of its taste alone, although I could see it steadily growing on me and wouldn’t be surprised if ordering an ounce or two might bring me around. I liked it less in the yummy yummy sort of way and more in the intrigued and captivated sense. Overall it is well worth a try if for no other reason then to expand your horizon a bit and for the clean alertness it delivers without the jittery buzzsaw effect that some other beverages with similar caffeine levels usually inflict.

195 °F / 90 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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