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Do You Kombucha?

Have you dared try kombucha? I admit, I was a scaredy-cat. Kombucha is a fermented tea of sorts, with yeasts and good bacteria. I don't claim to know all about the purported health benefits (and sometimes risks), but for something new to try, I kinda like it! It may be an acquired taste, but here is my rundown of my favorites I've tried so far, in case you need a little inspiration to try this drink yourself:  

High Country Kombucha Tangerine Dream
Good flavor, LOVE the bottle and design. Unfortunately, this was the most mead-y tasting one, and it never tasted ice COLD to me. I suppose I could have tried it over ice. It was also missing the nice sparkling essence I liked in the others. 

GT's Synergy Kombucha: Guava Goddess
This one is delicious! I love guava flavoring, but it's not something you see too often (yet). This was light, refreshing, lightly bubbly, and made me feel happy (due in part, I'm sure, to its light pink color!). 

Kevita Sparkling Probiotic Drinks: Mango-Coconut, Strawberry-Acai Coconut, and Pomegranate
I don't think these are technically kombucha, though they are certainly based on the same principles, and are delicious. The mango-coconut and strawberry-acai coconut are pretty good, but the Pomegranate is out of this world. The flavor was deep, the color dark, the sparkling quite fizzy, and all-around delicious. I've purchased the pomegranate several times. However, I do caution that it contains apple cider vinegar, so I always like to brush my teeth after I drink it so the acid doesn't kill my enamel.
Granted, these drinks are all very expensive and I will say my experiment is probably short-lived because shelling out almost $4 for one bottled drink makes me die a little bit inside. However, I wanted to try it, and should I ever be aching for a fruity, sparkling, slightly vinegar-y drink, I'll reach for the KeVita Sparkling Probiotic  Pomegranate (sometimes on sale for a slightly-less-outrageous $2.29)



Erika @ rouge + whimsy said...

people at my work drink them all the time-- but the price tag has always made me not interested...

Natalie said...

It's definitely discouraging to see the price tag!

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