Well today was just one of those days. Everything seemed to be going wrong. Focus was just not in the stars for me. And to top it all off, I started my period (sorry if that’s TMI).
My day began at 6am when I woke up in a fright because my alarm just decided not to sound. When I woke up, I realized my stomach was sore, partially due to cramps and partially because I just wasn’t feeling great. That is when I realized most of my work pants were in the laundry, leaving me with my tight work pants to have to uncomfortably squeeze into. After stuffing my sore self into my pants, I dragged myself to work, running just a bit late and arriving at my desk to find the accounting department was upset with me for improperly opening a file which messed up billing. This would be bad enough except the file was opened properly and it was actually ACCOUNTING that f***ed up but decided to blame me for it. Then, a client caught a mistake I made in a letter and though it was a minor error that was easily fixed, it felt like the icing on top of the sh@%*ty cake that was my morning. Plus, my usual lunch partner decided to tell me AFTER we were supposed to go to lunch that she wasn’t going, leaving me unexpectedly on my own. So, today just wasn’t my day.
When I got home and saw this tea, I figured today was as good a day of any to try it out. I don’t really buy into the tea-as-medicine theory but it seemed weird drinking a tea “for Women’s Health” when it wasn’t my womanly time. Plus, if I am being honest, a tea with “SuperHerb” in the name just doesn’t appeal to me. It makes me think that this tea will taste like savory herbs instead of a sweet tea, which might be good for some but not really what I look for when I brew a cuppa. However, today was a crampy day and on the off chance this worked, I figured why not give it a try?
My first sip started off tasting of raspberry but I think I may be crazy because I swear the end of the sip tastes like a slightly underripe banana. Okay, I keep continuing to drink this and though it smells like raspberry, it continues to taste like banana. Not banana flavoring either but true-to-the-fruit banana, with a hint of strawberry. I can actually see where they are coming from when they say, “this tea is reminiscent of a fruity parfait” because it actually is. This is so simple but quite pleasant. Has it helped with the cramps? I don’t really know but it tastes good so I am happy nonetheless. I guess this day has not totally gone to s@%^ after all as this tea was a pleasant surprise.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Herbal
Where to Buy: Republic of Tea
SUPERHERB® TEAS FOR WOMEN
As women, we have the power to create and nurture life, all while juggling hormonal changes and external stresses. For centuries, women have relied upon the same powerful herbs found in our organic SuperHerb Teas to keep them balanced, and now they can easily be part of your daily life as well.
Organic Tea for Women’s Health*
Red Raspberry Leaf is perhaps the most popular herb among midwives and herbalists. From fertility to pregnancy to nursing to even menopause,* this herb can help women at virtually every stage of life.* It has been long revered for its ability to help tone uterine muscles and balance menstrual cycles.* With a hint of vanilla and berry notes, this tea is reminiscent of a fruity parfait.
Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!
Enter Steepster.com. This is where I met some incredible tea friends, discovered tea swaps, and learned of so many amazing tea companies. My desire to try all the teas grew and since joining three years ago I have tried over a thousand different teas. I have learned what ingredients I love and I have learned what flavors I don’t like. I determined my go-to brewing method is Western-style with no added milk or sweeteners, though I also enjoy cold brewing, iced teas, teapops, lattes, and smoothies. I have yet to brew gong-fu style but I hope to do so just as soon as I get the proper teaware to do it.
About a year ago, I actually stopped drinking tea but as my stash of over 200 teas started aging I decided I needed to respark my interest. I chose to take a 365 days of tea challenge on Instagram in which I post a new tea picture every day. So far it has been rather successful as I find myself drinking (and buying) more and more tea each day. Plus it enabled CuppaGeek to find me and invite me here to SororiTea Sisters.
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