(Raspberry leaves, apple, lemon balm, rosehip shells, raspberry, natural raspberry and red fruit flavouring.)
To be honest, dried raspberry leaves look extremely odd, and not like something that should be consumed, but on the other hand, they’re known to be “a girl’s best friend” for many reasons. For example: treating cold sores, promising to increase fertility, and relieving morning sickness symptoms. But the benefit that has always caught my attention is the supposed ability to relieve menstrual cramps… something that I personally suffer from a great deal, each and every month (Sorry if that’s TMI, just being honest). Sweet raspberry with a slight herbal background is what I can pick up from the first whiff, but there’s still something else there that I can’t quite put my finger on… Guess that’ll remain a mystery to me.
You would think that this tea would be red or pink even, but after just over five minutes, Mighty Aphrodite steeps up to a golden/amber-ish colour, but loses its fruity aroma somewhat. Apparently its flavour as well. The first sip is not very strong or impressive, but perhaps a longer steep time was necessary. It’s pretty bland as is. It seems a touch of sugar/sweetener is needed for it to be enjoyable. After agave, I could taste the raspberry mingling with the apple, with lemon (balm) coming through in the aftertaste. Overall, Mighty Aphrodite is a smooth and soothing blend. I can’t exactly vouch for whether or not it actually helps with cramps. It could just be a placebo effect, after all. But I’ll probably continue to drink it out of sheer desperation.