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drank Guayusa by Harney & Sons
104 tasting notes

This has become one of my regular morning drinks lately. I first tried it about six months ago when I was looking for something with high caffeine for the mornings which broke out of my usual black teas, and fell in love with the taste. The caffeine buzz was also really nice.

The taste is unique — vegetal of some kind — mostly similar to grass, in my mind. I tried it with stevia once and really disliked that combo — I’m now sticking to the straight tisane with nothing added. The dried leaves are cut/torn into small pieces and are very lightweight, so I am hesitant to use the normal weight in grams for this teapot that I do with black teas — I have found 7-8 grams of these leaves seems to work well with 20 oz of boiling water for 6-7 minutes.

Flavors: Grass, Vegetal

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 45 sec 8 g 20 OZ / 591 ML
White Antlers

A company called ‘Runa’ used to sell bagged guayusa and I’d keep those in my work cupboard. It was convenient; no measuring so you always knew how much you’d be brewing. I don’t know that they are still in business.

teepland

I’ll check them out — thank you! I usually will measure out my teas each morning before going to work, then take them with me in a small cloth bag to brew when I am ready. My co-workers laugh at me for being so … peculiar about it. :)

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White Antlers

A company called ‘Runa’ used to sell bagged guayusa and I’d keep those in my work cupboard. It was convenient; no measuring so you always knew how much you’d be brewing. I don’t know that they are still in business.

teepland

I’ll check them out — thank you! I usually will measure out my teas each morning before going to work, then take them with me in a small cloth bag to brew when I am ready. My co-workers laugh at me for being so … peculiar about it. :)

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Husband and father. Librarian. Soccer fan.

My tea habits generally depend on my mood and the season but, in general, my preferred teas are black teas, especially those grown in Sri Lanka and India. I will occasionally drink other types, though.

Unless noted in my review, I brew my tea western style and do not use additives (milk/cream, sugar, etc.).

I am definitely not an expert when it comes to tea, so I apologize if my reviews differ from the experiences you’ve had with any of the teas I have logged.

Please feel free to contact me and let me know if you have a favorite that I have to try! :)

My grading for tea:

100: Perfect.

90, 95: Excellent.

80, 85: Very good.

70, 75: Good.

60, 65: Okay.

50, 55: Meh.

40, 45: Not so good.

0-35: Awful.

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