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

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

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What Camera To Use for Fashion, Travel, & Beauty Photography in 2018: Social Media Lifestyle, Instagram & Blogging Tips!

What Camera To Use for Fashion, Travel, & Beauty Photography in 2018: Social Media Lifestyle, Instagram & Blogging Tips!

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White Coat Fit For a Princess Bride: Get Meghan Markle’s Sold-Out Royal Engagement Jacket With Lookalike Styles!

White Coat Fit For a Princess Bride: Get Meghan Markle’s Sold-Out Royal Engagement Jacket With Lookalike Styles!

Get the White Coat Fit For a Princess Bride   A new coat-wearing princess is soon to be living in Kensington Palace and she’s as fashionable and fabulous as one could hope of a glamorous American actress. Meghan Markle is her name, and she is […]

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

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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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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 […]

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

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

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 […]

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Blogs That Bloggers Love: Emme Chatterton’s Top 5 Favorite Blog Picks

Emme Chatterton’s Top Five Favorite Blogs   I love reading blogs, I’ve talked about it time and again. I immerse myself in them like books, you can read all about it here.  If you’re convinced about the wonders of reading blogs or just looking to dip […]

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

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

The Cutest Internet Cat Pusheen is Now Plush!   Pusheen is an adorable animated cat of epic internet proportions.  This comic kitty has now been memorialized into plush toy form, and the cuteness is nearly overwhelming!  Learn all about this sweet little kawaii cat and where […]

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GlamLifeGuru Tati Westbrook Rates Extreme Glitter Shadows from Stila as HOT Must Have Beauty Buys!

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.   […]

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

People Still Crush as Adults?   This morning I had the nicest start to the day, with someone telling me they have had a crush on me for the longest time!   A fellow we will call Joe, who I met at a Las Vegas […]

‘Packing For A Night in Paris…’ Travel Shopping Adventure With Dame Mimi

‘Packing For A Night in Paris…’ Travel Shopping Adventure With Dame Mimi

A Night in Paris…   A Shopping Adventure with Dame Mimi   Once upon a night in Paris… there I found myself, at least in my imagination.  In reality, I stand beside a heap of clothing, articles strewn hither and tither looking like a burgler […]

Pinterest Princess : My Royal Dream Lifestyle in Extravagant Luxury Pins !

Pinterest Princess : My Royal Dream Lifestyle in Extravagant Luxury Pins !

The Pinterest of a Princess   I love Princesses, and I love imagining being one. I have for as long as I can remember – I was always that little girl in dresses and a tiara with matching sparkling shoes. Now I still occasionally wear […]

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Vichy Mineral 89 is a French Secret Potion for Beautiful Skin   Like the healing natural waters of a secret European spa town, Vichy’s Mineral 89 is a luxurious way to pamper and restore your facial complexion.  Known as the leading anti-aging brand in Europe, Vichy combines […]

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

  What is the Best Camera For Fashion & Lifestyle Blogging?   Today I’m going to dish on a question that I get asked all the time, and that is ‘What camera do I personally use as a professional blogger and fashion editor?’   Well, […]

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

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 […]

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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 […]

How to Glam Up Your Photos For Social Media Success in 5 Minutes for Free with Canva * Blog Finishing School

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Rose Gold Stocking Stuffers Make Great Presents   Looking for some glamorous little gift this holiday season?  Let me suggest some delightful Rose Gold treats that will charm and delight as stocking stuffers, swap gifts, or small presents.  Bring joy, and some fun holiday sparkle, […]

Cute Kitty Pusheen Gifts For Internet Meme & Cat Lovers

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Viral Cat Meme Pusheen is Now Plush!   Pusheen is an adorable animated cat of epic internet proportions that has now been memorialized into plush toy form.  These cute kitty toys and treats make for a great gift or tempting splurge for yourself.  The cat […]

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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 […]

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

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Rocket Launch Glam : What to Wear to Sparkle at the Space Center

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  Star Gazing Glamour   Imagine a thrilling than an evening under the stars, watching as a rocket explodes from a storm of thunder and fire and arcs through the sky into the heavens in one of the most stunning light shows created by man.  A night visit to the space […]

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

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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 […]

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My Hot Morning on Instagram   Hello Darling Pearls!   I hope you are having a fabulous morning.  I admit, I am still lying abed in my angel-feathers and white chiffon night gown – cue the images of a 1940s Hollywood siren in her dressing […]

My Golden Vegan Glamburger & Easy Plant-Based Recipe

My Golden Vegan Glamburger & Easy Plant-Based Recipe

Delicious Plant-Based Vegan Glamburger   I made this delicious vegan glamburger the other day that I just had to share.  It is super easy to make, organic, plant-based, and free from meat, dairy, and animal products.  Instead of an unhealthy meat burger, I used a […]

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! […]

Mermaid Shimmer Playsuits To Shine In On Land

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Do You Remember Venice?

Do You Remember Venice?

Do you remember Venice? I’ll always remember Venice.     Venice. Everything about that place was foreign and so magical.     Old magic, steps worn by the feet of the countless souls that passed before.   The bright sun reflecting of the choppy waters, […]


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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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