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drank Raspberry Leaf by Birt & Tang
1851 tasting notes

So I realized a little too late in the game that I was out of the raspberry tea from Monterey Bay Spice Company, which included raspberry leaf in the blend. I would drink it about once a month for some woman-specific symptoms, if you get my drift, and I needed some right away and couldn’t wait on an order. I thought about checking out Whole Foods, but then I was at a Home Goods store (sort of a reseller of all kinds of homewares, including some foods like jams, cookies, and teas) and happened across a box of this tea. Score!

This actually isn’t pure raspberry leaf, it also apparently includes raspberry fruit as well, though I’m not sure in what form. They are tea bags, but that is fine for an herbal tea. An extended steep yielded a yellowy, herby-smelling tea, and I rather pleasant flavor. It’s quite sweet, a bit fruity, and a bit herby. I wouldn’t say “yes, very raspberry!” to the flavor, but it’s certainly tasty enough. Very pleased with my find.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Indigobloom

raspberry leaf certainly does the trick when you need it! my dependency on tylenol has gone down :)

gmathis

Can you tell if the raspberry does anything for the pre- and post- symptoms, not just those requiring pain relief?

Indigobloom

I feel that it does, moreso if I eat and exercise right, otherwise it’s more pain relief than anything.
Could be cumulative though, I’ve heard it helps if you drink it a few days beforehand as well.

Dinosara

I haven’t tried to drink it in other circumstances besides pain relief, but I will definitely try it out. Every little thing helps!

Indigobloom

I agree!! anything to lessen the torture!:)

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Indigobloom

raspberry leaf certainly does the trick when you need it! my dependency on tylenol has gone down :)

gmathis

Can you tell if the raspberry does anything for the pre- and post- symptoms, not just those requiring pain relief?

Indigobloom

I feel that it does, moreso if I eat and exercise right, otherwise it’s more pain relief than anything.
Could be cumulative though, I’ve heard it helps if you drink it a few days beforehand as well.

Dinosara

I haven’t tried to drink it in other circumstances besides pain relief, but I will definitely try it out. Every little thing helps!

Indigobloom

I agree!! anything to lessen the torture!:)

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I am tea obsessed, with the stash to match. I tend to really enjoy green oolongs, Chinese blacks, and flavored teas with high quality bases, especially florals, bergamot-based teas, and chocolate teas.

In my free time I am a birder, baker, and music/movie/tv addict.

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84-80: Tasty teas that I enjoy, but definitely won’t rebuy when I run out.
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49 and below: Mega yuck. This tea is just disgusting to me.

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