South America: 5 Days to Christmas 2022

Happy 5 days until Christmas Everyone!

Cuicocha Lago, Photo courtesy of Steph S.

Let me start off by saying camilla sinensis tea is very hard to come by from anywhere in South America. Yerba Mate is popular down there and so is a drink that comes from the same plant used to produce cocaine. I definitely had my work cut out for me in trying to find an actual tea made in South America.

Sacred Valley, Photo courtesy of Steph S.

With that being said, I’m cheating a bit in this post by saying the photos are from Ecuador and Peru, but the tea is produced in Columbia, South America.

Incan Terraces, Photo courtesy of Steph S.

Today’s tea is called Bitaco Green produced from Columbian Bitaco Organic Green Tea. The packaging says it’s a new flavor to many tea drinkers and should be steeped multiple times to experience the various flavors that come out each time is brewed.

I can absolutely agree that it’s a different flavor than I’ve ever had. It’s slightly bitter, earthy, and has an underlying green tea finish. I’m not going to say it’s a favorite, but I am glad I was able to try a tea produced in South America.

Photo courtesy of Steph S.

Have a wonderful day and happy tea-ventures.

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