Smell (Irrelevant to Effects)
Upon opening the bottle, the Binoid Water Soluble CBD Wellness Drops (500mg) in the Peppermint flavor smell really refreshing and minty, like the sweet mint (sometimes also known as yerba buena) varieties more so than a true spicy peppermint. The smell isn’t overpowering, but its definitely pleasant and refreshingly apparent as soon as it’s exposed to air.
Taste (Irrelevant to Effects)
Judging by the sweet and relatively unassuming smell, we expected these to have a milder mint flavor. Instead, these drops yielded an immediate rush of strong, decidedly-sweetened peppermint. The flavor definitely isn’t bad, but it is definitely intense. One tester described her sublingual dose perfectly, saying, “it leaves your mouth feeling as if you just used green Listerine,” but without the burning sensation associated with alcohol.
This intensity was a bit much for many of our more sensitive testers, but it’s mediated well when added to a hot or cold beverage. It was especially pleasant added to warm black tea, as it added just the right touch of sweetness and mint to complement the beverage perfectly. We could also see it being used to create a peppermint mocha, matcha and green tea drinks, or even a refreshing mint julep.