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I’ve been humming and hawing over trying this for a long time. Then I picked up a case (of 6) at Costco on a whim. That is how I purchase most of the stuff I get at Costco. Go in for a few things and come out with a giant cart full. Sigh.
When looking at the glass bottle there is quite a bit of “sediment” on the bottom of the bottle. It appears to be a cloud of floating (presumably) bacteria. It says directly on the bottle “Do Not Shake” . Which I find counter-intuitive because seeing that sediment on the bottom makes me want to mix it all up. But I do find it odd because if you are not supposed to shake the bottle then presumably you are not supposed to ingest the floating cloud. So it is a little tricky drinking this. I find you don’t get to actually finish the whole drink because you cant get at the liquid without getting the cloud sediment.
On opening the bottle there is a sound of releasing carbonation with a bit of fizz that releases. The drink is not carbonated but that is the best way to describe it.
It tastes like ginger but not as strong as I thought it would be. There is some sweetness but it is not overpowering. It really reminds me more of a ginger-lemonade if that is something that exists. There is a definite fermented taste to the drink. The ingredients list tea. But does not describe what kind of tea other than to say it is organic. I presume it to be black tea. I am not tasting much tea in the flavour. It has a taste very similar to the malt in beer. But it doesn’t taste like beer, just the malt part. There is a strong yeast smell to the drink which is throwing me off a bit.
Overall this is good. I had never tried a bottled kombucha before. I am not sure I will re-purchase this one. I would most likely try other flavours.
Picked up a bottle of the original kind. I just wanted kombucha all of the sudden.
This didn’t really taste like much. I prefer the Gingerberry kind. Ginger and kombucha were a match made in heaven. This plain kind was okay. It was something healthy to drink, and it wasn’t gross by any stretch. But I think if I’m going to drop the $4 for a single bottle of this stuff, I want it to be more memorable.
As previously stated, I brew my own kombucha now, but it’s with a SCOBY made from this tea here, and when I travel to the States in December, we’ll be picking up enough of this to last us the two weeks. I just see homebrewed kombucha being an issue at the border.
This was lovely, sweet without being too sweet, just a touch of tart, and all around lovely. Though if you are new to kombucha, I recommend trying one of their flavored blends first, as booch can take some getting used to.
Ahh nicce guava goodness :) Definitely one that I’ll repurchase next time I find myself at a Fresh & Easy or Whole Foods :) But dang, I love the ones with chia seeds in it already.
ALSO SCREAMING BECAUSE I’M DONE WITH FINALS AND I START WITH DISNEY TOMORROW. Well technically today since it’s 12:21 in the morning
Dude. I definitely feel like kombucha is an acquired taste.
Personally, I don’t lie straight kombucha. This is my sister’s favourite one from GT, but I prefer my kombucha with chia seed since I feel like it takes a bit of the vinegar-y/acidic taste.
This is good! I like guava so much more than the gingery Trilogy.
I’ve decided to just add chia seed to the bottles of kombucha in the fridge. Makes it much tastier :)
Ahh yes. First cup of tea for the day because today was so freakin busy okay.
I didn’t get to my morning matcha so I was like falling asleep in class dang :/
But yeah. This is… okay. It’s very ginger-y and weird and ahh just drinking it to get rid of it
In other news, I think I pulled a muscle and I’m like limping all over the house right now.
I’ve got a midterm tomorrow and I barely studied.
I have lunch reservations for RKR, the student-run restaurant on campus (I’ll be taking that class next year!), and I’ve had those reservations for MONTHS now, and like half my party bailed on me today even when I asked them last week they said they’d be there.
I seem to be the only one who understands how to map for our anthro project and everyone’s emailing me and I’m like I HAVE OTHER THINGS TO TEND TO. GOODBYE.
I’m not even going to study for one of my midterms cuz I’ll need a 65% to pass that class with an A.
I have a nasty attitude when I get stressed out and I feel like everyone hates me because I don’t want to help them. Am v sorry. Going to tend to my needs first. kthxbai.
DISNEY IN LESS THAN TEN. ANOTHER THING TO STRESS OVER WOW.
You know, I keep forgetting that Kombucha is tea!
I personally prefer the ones with chia in it cuz I sorta love the texture.
This is the first time I’ve had regular non-chia Synergy.
I saw wee specks of silver stuff at the bottom of this and shook the bottle, not expecting it to explode on me! My sister told me that the ones with chia are the ones that are slightly carbonated, but I didn’t expect the regular ones with be carbonated as well haha. But still, I managed to shake it up a bit and pour it over ice as I watch Iron Man :)
Umm.. yeah this isn’t the greatest kombucha I’ve tasted. It tastes like… GINGER. YES. PINK CARBONATED GINGER. Sister loves it though and she just left, dang. Ahh well, I’ll just finish up this glass and I’ll just drink it little by little over the week :)
Kombucha is tea!
So I got a bottle of the Original. And poured about 1/4 of it into a cup to try. (New things every 2-4 weeks, don’t ya know.)
It tastes like super mild apple cider! The really yeasty stuff my mom gets!
Used the rest of the bottle, tea (Assam Mangalam from Zen Tea and Nepal Black from DavidsTea), and sugar, to start my own culture!
Apparently you can use flavoured teas? Ooo… the possibilities are endless.
I will definitely be making an apple kombucha. And serving it to my mom. Just to see what she thinks.:D
Update on this weird little concoction: It’s making me verrrrry sleepy and drowsy, and I only drank maybe a fifth of the bottle. The label says that it contains a “trace amount of alcohol,” so just be careful if you are planning to try kombucha anytime soon, and definitely don’t drink it and then drive, or use it to try to wake up in the morning! Thank God I waited until I got home to open it and don’t have anywhere else to be today.
My first real Kombucha!
This is a very unique tea product. It’s like having a soda. It’s bubbly. There are also little bits of the SCOBY at the bottom.
I mostly taste the ginger. This doesn’t really feel like drinking tea at all. It’s a very earthy, very raw, very strange experience.
Probably won’t buy another one of these. It’s a little too out there for me. Even though I know it’s super good for you.
Upon arriving in FL I was immediately slammed with allergies, almost instant overall irritation & swelling, along with sinus & bronchial crap. This happens every time I come to visit my folks. My healing plan has been rest, stay in air conditioning, Nettles & Elderberry teas, & a daily pint of Kombucha, sipped throughout the day, because my guts hurt too. I’m finally getting my appetite back, & starting to feel better.
I like this kombucha. So far this has been the only flavor I’ve liked, & I love ginger, so that should be no surprise. I also got a bottle of GT’s Third Eye Chai, which I’ll probably report on tomorrow.
I love this stuff!
I don’t drink it all the time, but I did buy a case a few days ago.
As a person who believes that we are all walking talking SCOBYs (that means Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria & Yeast), I think it’s important to make sure the cultures you’re made of are healthy. I think Kombucha can support that health, but with my own personal history of addiction, I was a little nervous about drinking Kombucha at first. Some brands are pretty ‘hoochie’, if you know what I mean, but GTs Kombuchas have been consistently awesome. This is really the only flavor I like, being a ginger fanatic, but it is VERY good! I drink it occasionally with a meal, especially when I’ve been going out to eat too often, or when I feel that my immune system is fighting something. Both of those apply this morning. I’m also eating a bowl of my homemade Kimchi, for the same reason. It’s loaded with life, very tangy!
I got a $50 Whole Foods gift card with credit card points, so I’m using it to buy the things I don’t buy because I’m cheap like coconut milk yogurt and my favorite frozen mac and cheese and local juice and oh yeah kombucha.
How many times have I walked past the cooler of kombucha and drinks with chia seeds floating in them and really thought about it…plenty.
…this actually isn’t bad. I figured my best bet would be something with fruit to at least try it out and yeah, I can handle this. It’s only 5% juice but it’s still pretty juicy, like a smoothie. Granted it’s puree and not juice so that helps.
It does have the slightly acidic, tangy, vinegar taste that I was fearful of but it actually isn’t that bad. Granted, when I want to get a reeeeeally nice beer I hop for something fruity and Belgian, and those tend to be pretty sour. So it’s kind of like drinking one of those that’s had the alcohol nearly removed and comes with more fruit.
And it is making me oddly feel better, because I have been sleeping nearly all day hoping not to get sick. I don’t know if preventative hibernation really does anything, but that’s why I have this, the juice, and a cold remedy tea. Just in case. Worst thing that happens they help out my allergy meds.
I think I may be willing to try a plain one sometime soon, especially if this really helps me feel better. Now if only it could ask for a test review sheet since I missed the class on Thursday due to napping too long. Wahhh.
Thanks to Tamm I have been craving this! I broke down and bought one today. The guava puree is delicious and is the perfect foil for the fizzy, fermented kombucha. It’s true the flavor is quite vinegary and sour, but I kinda like that! It reminds me a bit of beer.
If they weren’t so expensive, I’m sure I’d be drinking them all the time. Yay for probiotics!
I really wanted to try another one of these last night so I picked this one up. It was the last one, so using my past method of choice being the one that has the most sold, I chose this. It really is not as pleasant as the others in this line. The vinegar smell is really overt in it and the flavors (raspberry, ginger, lemon) don’t really stand a chance. The ginger becomes the most prominent flavor in this; and to be honest, although familiarly like something my best friend’s mom used to make, is somewhat unpleasant in large doses. I really didn’t want to finish this one, but I did because I bought it at full price. This tastes more like a health tonic and less like something fun.
I wouldn’t really recommend it unless you are trying to look like a hippie who is trying to do alternative medicine…
Never, ever, look at what your drinking when you are enjoying this stuff. Scummy floaties are a real turn off for me. The vinegar smell in this is much more subdued than the guava one that I had yesterday. I started to read a bit more about this and really, these can’t be as healthy as they say they are…I tend not to trust branding which puts the “healthy” aspects of their product as the first line of defense instead of the actual quality/taste; even though this is excellent.
I’m pairing this with a particular honey greek yogurt and they match really well! This tastes much more jam-like than the guava. The fizzy aspect is much lighter as well. I think I figured out that the reason why I drink this slower is because it’s so damn fizzy! If I drink it any faster I think it would upset my tummy. I really find this to be pleasant without being too sweet or too vinegary. I think that out of the two, this one strikes the best balance; which is probably why this was the last one left!!!
I was having a bit of a bad week and decided that I deserved one of these. I really have enjoyed this one the few times I’ve had it. There was a mango one that I had not seen before, but due to the strangeness of many of these, I chose this!This is fruity and tart and probably the strangest thing I really enjoy drinking.
I feel like a total hippy for drinking this. But lo! My local store was having a sale on these and I figured it had been long enough that I may find one I like. I grabbed this one and one other to try out.
This took me awhile to actually drink. It is pretty big (16 oz). The smell right off the bat screams vinegar; which is pretty unpleasant. But the actual drink itself is pretty nice. I felt that the tangy-ness from the vinegar flavor helped out the tartness of the guava. Overall I would buy this one again. Bonus though for me is the super low sugar amount (14g) when compared to a soda. I will always turn down soda in favor of water/tea but this would be nice to have on hand to spice things up a bit.
The normal cost is pretty high ($3.75-ish) but on sale these were $2.50. Although that price isn’t really ideal either, it is nice to splurge every now and again.
I drink kombucha fairly regularly, but as someone who’s not into the taste of alcohol, I tend to shy away from this brand. However, my local grocery store just started carrying it, so it’s on sale, and I figured, why not? After all, I really liked their line of chia teas, so I figured I’d give them another chance. I grabbed the Trilogy flavor, which is lemon, ginger, and raspberry. I adore lemon and raspberry, but I’m generally not a fan of ginger drinks; however, this flavor rules. I think this tastes better than bucha’s rose verbena, which was my favorite kombucha brand and flavor before today. I never thought I’d find a kombucha I could enjoy and not just look at as something I had to drink, but I think this might be it. It does go flat pretty quickly, but I find that most kombuchas mellow out when they’re flat, anyway.