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2017’s Best Camera for Fashion, Travel, & Beauty Photography: What To Use for Social Media Lifestyle, Instagram & Blogging

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White Marble Kitchen Accessories to Match Your Counters and Slabs : Cute Chef’s Gift Guide

White Marble Kitchen Accessories to Match Your Counters and Slabs : Cute Chef’s Gift Guide

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Prince Charming Wears Nikes, But I Don’t : How to Date an Athlete When You Don’t Exercise Like One

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Honey in My Hair Works Miracles: Deep Condition with Shea Moisture’s Organic Manuka and Mafura Oil For Glossy Locks!

Honey in My Hair Works Miracles: Deep Condition with Shea Moisture’s Organic Manuka and Mafura Oil For Glossy Locks!

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Autumn Chic: The Prettiest Dresses for the Fall Season are Sparkling Sequin Gowns from British Designer Needle & Thread

Prettiest Dress for Spring & Summer   Sparkling with sequins and layered with delicate tulle, the prettiest dresses of the autumn and winter season are from Needle & Thread!  With embroidered flowers, lace, and whimsical embellishments, these dresses sparkle from every angle and exude feminine […]

Delicious Winter Night Hot Chocolate Recipes that Are Cozy and Posh

Delicious Winter Night Hot Chocolate Recipes that Are Cozy and Posh

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Hot Destroyed Denim Jeans for Cool Weather: Where to Buy for Holiday Deals and Gifting!

Hot Destroyed Denim Jeans for Cool Weather: Where to Buy for Holiday Deals and Gifting!

Hottest Ripped Jeans For Autumn & Back to School   Autumn is almost here which means jeans season is about to be in full swing… and there’s nothing hotter for those crisp fall days and back to school season than destroyed denim.  This year we’ve […]

Tiara Headphones: The Glamorous Princess Accessory You Didn’t Know You Needed Until Now

Tiara Headphones: The Glamorous Princess Accessory You Didn’t Know You Needed Until Now

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Dusting Powder Is Still a Ladylike Choice for Skincare

Elegant Dusting Powder for After Bath Luxury   I can still remember those days as a little girl, watching with wonder as my mother applied a magical powder laced with crystalline sparkles to her dewy skin after a bath.  It was a familiar sight, for indeed ladies […]

Pretty Pink & Purple Plaid Shirts to Cheer up the Autumn and Winter Blues

Pretty Pink & Purple Plaid Shirts to Cheer up the Autumn and Winter Blues

Cozy Flannel Shirts for the Fall Season   No shirt is more quintessential to autumn than a warm flannel in an festive plaid print.  There is something comforting about enrobing yourself in a classic style you can return to year after year.  If purples and […]

Elegant Autumn Neutrals with Stripes and Black Pumps : Get the Outfit Look For Fall At Any Budget

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Elegant Black Heels & Cool Autumn Neutrals   Sweater season is firmly upon us, which means elegant neutrals, layers of clothing, and cozy styles reminiscent of fall but with the freshness and expectation of the approaching holiday season.  One outfit that inspired me is this legacy […]

Tempting Travel Vlogs : Youtube Video Travels That Inspire You to Vacation

Tempting Travel Vlogs : Youtube Video Travels That Inspire You to Vacation

The Magic of Armchair Travel   Are you in the mood to travel but it’s just not possible at the moment?  Do you yearn to stay in the most luxurious destinations and enjoy the finest experiences, all from the comfort of your own home?   […]

The Cutest Cat on the Internet Is Now Plush: Pusheen Gifts For Internet Meme & Kawaii Lovers

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Little-Known Skincare Secret for Radiant, Heathier Skin : Hyaluronic Acid Explained in This Easy Infographic

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Featured Author : Hannah Do   Twitter: @ThankYourSkin   Pinterest: @ThankYourSkin   Website: Thank Your Skin   Hyaluronic Acid is a Secret Skincare Fountain of Youth   Having dry skin is never fun.   Apart from flaking and dry patches, it can also make your wrinkles […]

Delicious Mauritius!  Travel Vlogs to the Paradise Island That Will Make You Book a Holiday Vacation

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The GlamLifeGuru Reviews Stila’s Glitter Eye Shadow   Beauty expert Tati Westbrook, known to her millions of subscribers on Youtube as the ‘GlamLifeGuru,’ rated the Stila Extreme Glitter Shadows HOT in her popular ‘Hot or Not’ Thursday segment, and reviewed other shimmering products as well.   […]

Runa Guayusa Tea Tasting Video: Morning Drive Taste Testing Unsweetened Guava Iced Tea That Has More Caffeine Than Black Tea

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Pastel Hunter Wellies and Bright Rain Boots in Rainbow Shades for Stormy Days and Autumn Weather

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  The Prettiest Pastel Wellies & Rain Boots   My favorite item from the Autumn Style Forecast for this Fall Season has got to be the rainbow selection of pastel Hunter Wellies and bright rain boots. I love the brightly colored shades which remind me […]

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Flattering Swimwear & Bathing Suits That Slay on Every Body Shape : One-Piece Swimsuits, Monokinis, Strappy Cut-Outs, Netting

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2017’s Hot Swimwear Trends & Flattering Bathing Suits   Summer is in full swing, which means bathing suit and bikini weather almost every day.  Paper Duchesses has rounded up the hottest swimwear trends to keep you looking cool on the beach and by the pool! […]

My Boss Complained About My Lavish Lifestyle, So I Gave Her Staff Photo A Luxury Make-Over

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My Boss Complained About My Lavish Lifestyle   It isn’t anything new, really.  Jealousy, rearing it’s ugly head in the workplace.     “People throw rocks at things that shine,” as my girl Taylor Swift famously sang.  It’s true, and it can even come from […]

This Is What’s Inside a Seaside Lavender and Violet Palace in Santorini, Greece

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Peek Inside a Lavender and Violet Palace in Santorini   A soft photograph for a sunset without rival, seen from inside a white-walled building on the Greek isle of Santorini.  Have you ever imagined what the inside of those fantastical white buildings, built long ago […]

Oldest Cigarettes Ever Smoked Are 75 Years Old From World War II : Captured on Film

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Watch the Oldest Cigarettes Ever Smoked On Film   Did you ever wonder what would happen if you smoked the oldest surviving cigarettes in the world?  One group of Youtube video makers, known as Battle Tested Reviews, had this very question as they embarked on […]

An Open Letter to Channon Rose on Influencer Business Strategy, Taking Break from YouTube, and Haters

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A Letter to Channon Rose on Influencer Business Strategy   Channon Rose recently posted a video announcing that she would be taking a short break from YouTube.  This is generally related to the Adpocalypse which saw advertising rates on the platform slashed, huge swathes of […]

Not Très Enchantée : The Reality of a Dream Date in Paris When You’re Over 60

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Well, Paris was fun… But it wasn’t exactly as dreamy and romantic as a lady might have hoped for.  If you missed it, I was packing for a trip to Paris with a dear old friend to buy a watch.   Paris is always magical… […]

People Still Get Crushes as Grown-Ups?  The Grum Mum’s Morning Surprise

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Sparkling Sequin Bikini That is Perfect for the Poolside When You’re Feeling Extra

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The Time I Was a Cover Model : Posing for a Famous Music Album in Exotic Bangladesh, Storytime with Emme

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Delicious Vegan Baja Mushroom Sandwich & Spicy Cayenne Lemonade Lunch from Whole Foods Market

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The $28,000 Shark Bag by Hermès & Opulent Art Handbags and Designer Purses

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Runa Guayusa Tea Tasting Video: Morning Drive Taste Testing Unsweetened Guava Iced Tea That Has More Caffeine Than Black Tea

Runa Guayusa Tea Tasting Video: Morning Drive Taste Testing Unsweetened Guava Iced Tea That Has More Caffeine Than Black Tea


Tasting Runa Amazon Guayusa Tea

 

I had a lovely morning drive taste testing the new Runa Unsweetened Guava flavor after discovering it on a quick stop at Whole Foods Market.  Here is my quick little review of Runa’s new Guayusa Iced Tea, which you can see sparkling happily in the sunlight through the countryside.  I picked it up not knowing anything about Guayusa and enjoyed it while watching the scenery roll by.

 

 

All the Tea on What Guayusa Actually Is:

 

Guayusa is a tea made in the Amazon region of South America that naturally has more caffeine than normal black teas from China and India.  Black teas, of course, have more caffeine than green or white teas, but less than coffee or chocolate.

 

 

The taste of guayusa is different than black or green tea, it is more earthy in my opinion, but not unpleasant. The natural flavor of guayusa blends well with fruit notes such as this guava infusion, even without sweetener.

 

       

 

Which Flavor of Runa Guayusa Tea is Best?

 

I’ve also tried the sweetened Raspberry flavor of Runa’s Guayusa tea and I really liked it.  I personally prefer Raspberry to Guava, both because I like a bit of sweetness and also because I generally dislike Guava.  It is not my favorite flavor in anything, I find it to be like eating an exotic perfume.

 

 

Waking Up with Runa Guayusa Tea on a Morning Drive was a pretty cinematic clip for upcoming video I hope to compile soon. I’ve also filmed bits of the Raspberry flavor and I’m hoping to get the Hibiscus Berry soon too.

 

In general, I loved this tea.  I found it wakes you up with more power than just plain black tea, and honestly that’s why I’m drinking it half the time.  Guayusa is a perfect drink to try when you want to have a beautiful, bright start to your morning too.  Or a midnight boost, whichever.

 

WHERE TO BUY RUNA TEA

 

I bought my bottle of Runa from Whole Foods Market, so you can find it there for sure.

 

 

Amazon also has a huge variety of Runa teas in stock, here are some of the flavors that looked appealing.  I think I might try the Sweet Hibiscus Berry flavor next time, it sounds like vacationing in an exotic paradise.

 

Unsweentened Guava Guayasa Tea –http://amzn.to/2t6OgDg
Unsweetened Mint Honeysuckle –http://amzn.to/2uj4HeW
Sweet Hibiscus Berry Guayasa – http://amzn.to/2tPVOaQ
Sweet Peach Guayasa Tea – http://amzn.to/2uiZKmt

 

         

 

What Do You Think?

 

Have you ever tried a Guayusa tea before, or the Runa brand?  If you did, tell me what you thought of it, and if not, would you dare to try this Amazon secret to extra caffeine?  Which is your personal favorite flavor of iced tea?  Leave a comment below and share your thoughts!

 

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