Starbucks Refreshers: Very Berry Hibiscus

I’ve been eating out a lot lately and of course, like a true blogger, I took every opportunity to take photos and blog about them. Anyway, I recently visited Starbucks and tried their newest offering, Very Berry Hibiscus.

Very Berry Hibiscus , Tall – 115php

At first I thought it was a fruit tea concoction, however, it tasted plain fruity. So no, it’s not tea. When I got home, I immediately Googled it and found out that it’s actually made with green coffee extract. What’s a Starbucks drink without coffee in it anyway.

As the name suggests, Very Berry Hibiscus is a mix of tangy Blackberry and Hibiscus with a boost of natural energy from Green Coffee Extract. I like it because I’m a fan of anything fruity. Plus, it’s really refreshing and a total thirst quencher; it reminds me of hot summer days — or Hawaii. It has bits of blackberry in it, which makes the drink pretty interesting. It’s actually my first time to try a Hibiscus drink (a.k.a Gumamela) and I am happy to report that it does not taste bitter or anything. Not that I’ve tasted raw Hibiscus flower before, It’s just that I have this thinking that flowers taste bitter and all. It claims to be a low-calorie beverage, too. My only note is that, I wish it tasted berry-er, if you know what I mean. =)

Starbucks Refreshers™ also come in Cool Lime. Do try them if you happen to pass by Starbucks.