Today’s tea is a Raspberry Blackcurrant tea from Higgins & Burke. I grabbed one from the kitchen at work today because I hadn’t tried it before. Per the website, H&B’s Raspberry Blackcurrant tea contains Hibiscus, rosehips, chicory, natural flavours, lemongrass, licorice root and has America, Asian and African origins
Use 1 bag of Raspberry Blackcurrant tea per cup and steep for 3-5 minutes in 98°C water.
Drinking the Raspberry Blackcurrant was not a very pleasant experience for me. Even before taking the first sip I felt like I was being dragged, kicking and screaming, to the gallows. I tried to go out of my comfort zone with this one but that decision definitely came back to bite me in the you know what :?. Not a good way to end my day 😐
In case you haven’t guessed it, I hate raspberries, most especially the smell of them. I have no idea whyyy I thought a RASPBERRY Blackcurrant tea would be a good choice for me, but I guess we all make dumb decisions sometimes ;). The scent of the raspberries was overwhelming, and actually kind of made me sick to my stomach. Definitely not appetizing.
Every sip of this tea reminded me of the cough syrup my mother made my drink as a child. Clearly not a pleasant experience, and obviously the reason for my violent dislike of raspberries. The taste of the raspberries was definitely full blown, with hints of the licorice roots making an appearance occasionally. Needless to say, I did not enjoy this tea and would never drink it again. BUT, for all you raspberry lovers out there, one sip of the Raspberry Blackcurrant tea would make you think you’d died and gone to heaven!
Raspberry fruit tea is supposed to be good for overall heart health, while raspberry leaf tea is great for hormone imbalances. I’m not sure which one is used to make the Raspberry Blackcurrant tea (maybe both) but both benefits are good reasons to drink this tea…you know if you liked raspberries 😉
What are your thought on raspberries and H&B’s Raspberry Blackcurrant tea? Weigh in below!
Happy almost-Friday everyone!
Strive for Health