This Hibiscus Madness tisane (herbal) tea is built on an energizing by smooth Guayusa base. Guayusa is a holly leaf plant which, along with its cousin Yerba Mate, is one of only two herbal ingredients loaded with caffeine.
Morning Cup is a new daily segment where I'll post what I am drinking this morning with a quick image of my beverage and some initial thoughts. These posts are not thorough reviews, and haven't been put through my standard review process.
It's always fun doing interviews. Coming up with new questions is interesting because it all revolves around your subject who gets to honestly and objectively answer those questions. If the questions are good enough, you get some deeply personal and relevant answers back. I recently had the chance to ask Tyler Gage of Runa, the Guayusa (Why-you-suh) company a few questions. Here's what he had to say!
Those who've been reading for a while know that I am emboldened by the love of culture. The people of the world are so outwardly similar, but with tiny differences intermingled throughout their daily lives which makes all of us so amazing.
Celebrating these differences can be complex, or simple. In the case of tea, the preparation, presentation and contents of the teas often offer a glimpse into the needs and attributes of a culture's daily needs.
Today's review is for Amazon Spice Guayusa (why-yu-sah). Not technically a tea, it comes from a holly plant in the Amazonian rainforest of Ecuador, and is being popularized rather quickly by Runa.