Runa - Amazonian Guayusa Traditional - 16 Tea Bags (1.13 oz / 32 g)
Runa Amazonian Traditional Guayusa is a naturally caffeinated herbal supplement, contained in individually wrapped infusers. Traditional Guayusa is energizing, smooth, and rich, with a hint of natural sweetness, guayusa helps you be awake and alert. Guayusa (why-you-sa) provides balanced, sustainable energy without bitterness, jitters, or crash. A good source of antioxidants.
Guayusa, a natural, delicious source of energy and nutrition from the Amazon, provides clear and focused energy - what the native Kichwa people call "mental strength and courage." A caffeinated holly leaf native to Ecuador, guayusa contains an exceptional balance of caffeine, antioxidants, vitamins and amino acids for your whole body and mind.
Known for its stimulating effects, indigenous hunters drink guayusa to sharpen their instincts. They call it the "Night Watchman" because it helps them stay awake and alert all night.
•Ingredients: Organic RUNA Guayusa
•16 infusers in a box
Runa believes it's time for new kind of energy. Energy that allows people to live a stimulating life: fully engaged and full of curiosity. Energy to do more of what they love and are called to do. Sustainable energy that attracts, connects, expands, and propels them into the world with a clear mind and an open heart.
Since guayusa is not related to traditional tea varieties made from the camellia sinensis plant, it has a distinct flavor that pleasantly surprises your tastes buds with the first sip. The most frequent comment is "Wow, the flavor is so smooth and clean," to which Runa responds, "Exactly, that is because guayusa does not contain the tannins that can give traditional teas a sharper astringency."
•Texture: Silky, Smooth, Clean, Round
•Aroma: Rich, Earthy
•Notes: Molasses, Caramel, Chicory
•Finish: Hint of Sweetness
In an ancient tradition still practiced today, Amazonian families gather at dawn to drink guayusa from gourds around a communal fire. They come together during these early morning hours to share dreams, music and myths in a tradition that is essential to what makes them "Runa" - fully living human beings.
Preparation & Cupping
Cupping guayusa is a discovery of rich flavor and cultural tradition. Cupping is the practice of observing the tastes and aromas of brewed tea and coffee. We invite you to create a space to explore the full flavor and experience guayusa has to offer. Guayusa enjoys being shared in groups. The daily guayusa ritual in the Amazon is a gathering of friends and family where stories, dreams, and aspirations are shared while drinking gourds of guayusa from a communal pot. Sharing guayusa with your community and exploring its flavor replicates this 2000 year old Amazonian tradition.
•Tea Bag - Place one infuser into 1 cup of boiling water and let steep for 4 - 6 minutes.
•Tea Pot - Select your favorite tea pot and add 2 grams of guayusa (about 1 spoonful) per 8 oz. of water.
•French Press - The ease and class of a good old French Press. This Franco-Amazonian brewing method is one of our favorites.
•Sun Tea - Guayusa brewed by the light of the Sun. Add 2 grams of guayusa (about 1 spoonful) per 8 oz. in a large glass container and leave in the sun for 4 - 6 hours. Strain the guayusa and enjoy hot or cold.