This was a freebie from a store promotion that a family member picked up for me. I’ve never had Guayusa before but have always wanted to try it though. It’s marketed as an energy drink but only has lime juice in it and Guayusa and carbonation. This makes it tea in my book. Especially since caffeine makes me relaxed instead of more awake.
This is a very strange carbonated drink Tbh. There are so many strange flavors going on that it’s not something I’d reach for but is interesting. At First I was getting some unsweetened lemon lipton iced tea vibes which was not pleasant at all. Then After a few more sips It reminds me a bit of the Moroccan mint tea served at restaurants. Now it’s a mix between the moroccan mint and the bitter iced lemon lipton tea. Leaning more heavily on the lipton part though. Since there isn’t a tasting note option for lipton or cheap black tea etc. dirt seemed to be the closest tag that I could think
of to add. The last thing that this drink reminds me of would be unsweetened lime pepsi although I think that would taste better than this drink.
I’ve noticed that Guayausa generally is marketed at a fairly expensive price. At least the name brand products are that you find in a grocery store tea aisle. I’m still planning on eventually getting to try the normal stuff and buying it. Those yellow bags of it look so big though.
Flavors: Dirt, Lemon, Lime, Mint