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drank Raspberry Mint Herbal by Teavana
1351 tasting notes

Queued post, written May 25th 2014

I took this one out of the EU TTB round 2, and I’ve been looking forward to trying it. It’s the raspberry that appeals to me here, even though the combination with mint strikes me as slightly odd. It’s not something I would have ever thought to put together myself. I’ve been waiting for a good time to have it, and I believe now is it.

The colour is borderline disturbing and there’s a smell of spearmint in this that made me actually recoil. I tried smelling the wet leaf inside the pot as well and there was a distinct aroma there of human… Nevermind that. I don’t think that’s a thought I wish to continue with.

It doesn’t smell like raspberry or any other kind of fruit though. Mostly just spearmint. Granted that’s a strong smell, a stronger smell than raspberry, so all is not lost.

It doesn’t taste like raspberry either. It tastes like hibiscus. Not surprising given the red tint to the colour. Or the grimace on my face everytime I try to sip it.

Hibiscus is not a berry. It does not taste even remotely like any berry ever. Stop trying to foist it on people claiming it’s a berry flavour!

Hibiscus tastes like blood to me. Metallic and sour and disgusting. Spearmint tastes like toothpaste, basically.

What I’ve got here is a cup of blood-flavoured toothpaste.

No thank you, says I.

Sil

lol blood flavoured toothpaste…. gross

KiwiDelight

Holy smokes that’s a first I’ve heard, hibiscus tasting like blood.

Angrboda

Sil, isn’t it just?

KiwiDelight, it’s the metallic tang that gives me that association. Probably also to some extent the colour.

KiwiDelight

It actually does remind me of blood as I see the color of the water change. Makes a perfect association in my mind because (warning: tmi) I drink hibiscus when I’m menstruating (since it’s loaded with vitamin C).

teaqueen

So the wet leaf smelled (literally) like crap, and the tea liquor tasted like blood flavored toothpaste? Ewwwwww! I’ve not been impressed with Teavana myself. I have a blackberry mojito green blend that tastes mostly like bitter hibiscus swampwater. I think Starbuck’s should stick to coffee.

Angrboda

Teaqueen, I can’t actually rightly remember now what it was it smelled like, but it was definitely some sort of… discharge. :/

Angrboda

Kiwi, I don’t think I change my habits much during those times, although I’ve attempted it. As a small experiment I have lately tried to remember to avoid caffeine and choose herbal things on the first day, because I’ve been told that caffeine can have a negative effect on cramps. I can’t say that I’ve noticed much of a difference there, though.

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Sil

lol blood flavoured toothpaste…. gross

KiwiDelight

Holy smokes that’s a first I’ve heard, hibiscus tasting like blood.

Angrboda

Sil, isn’t it just?

KiwiDelight, it’s the metallic tang that gives me that association. Probably also to some extent the colour.

KiwiDelight

It actually does remind me of blood as I see the color of the water change. Makes a perfect association in my mind because (warning: tmi) I drink hibiscus when I’m menstruating (since it’s loaded with vitamin C).

teaqueen

So the wet leaf smelled (literally) like crap, and the tea liquor tasted like blood flavored toothpaste? Ewwwwww! I’ve not been impressed with Teavana myself. I have a blackberry mojito green blend that tastes mostly like bitter hibiscus swampwater. I think Starbuck’s should stick to coffee.

Angrboda

Teaqueen, I can’t actually rightly remember now what it was it smelled like, but it was definitely some sort of… discharge. :/

Angrboda

Kiwi, I don’t think I change my habits much during those times, although I’ve attempted it. As a small experiment I have lately tried to remember to avoid caffeine and choose herbal things on the first day, because I’ve been told that caffeine can have a negative effect on cramps. I can’t say that I’ve noticed much of a difference there, though.

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