123 Tasting Notes
Dare I say… this is my favorite kombucha EVER! I’ve tried a variety of kombucha brands and flavors that range from yeast to vinegar. This one, literally, hits the sweet spot for perfect balance between sweetness and acidity. The ginger adds a warming spice to the mix that keeps it grounded and from becoming too simple and flat.
This is a nice flavored green tea that actually lives up to it’s name and scent.
The brewed leaves smell a bit astringent and sour as well as sweet with a grass note to keep it balanced. The pomegranate pairs well with the hibiscus. The brewed tea has a slight pink tinge to the liquid. This would also make a good iced tea if brewed twice as strong and then diluted with ice cubes (or “tea” cubes!).
Flavors: Fruit Tree Flowers, Grass
I’m sad to see this tea go. The flavor reminded me of a Chinese green plum tea that I got from Ten Ren, but more balanced and less sweet. I like the funky punch of the kombucha which is mellowed out by the green tea. Definitely one of the better Capital Teas.
Flavors: Grass, Plums
This is about the 5th time I’ve used this mix and I think I’ve got the hang of it. I mix about 3 tablespoons with 6 ounces unsweetened almond milk and 2 ounces of espresso. The unsweetened milk really changes the flavor and makes it more balanced. Since I’m not focusing on the sugar, the spice comes through a lot better and it’s a delight to drink. It’s bumping Granville Island down a notch!
I brewed this plain for about 5 minutes. The smell of the wet leaves is very strong in citrus and a spice I can’t place my finger on.
The orange flavor is bright and fresh. The tea leaves have a little astringency, but are not bitter.
Thank you TeaTiff for a great sample & introducing me to a new tea company.
Flavors: Cloves, Orange Zest
I re-steeped this for a second brew and it tasted just as great! I steeped it for a little longer since I figured the tea leaves would need it. I didn’t need to add any extra sugar and it tasted very good, almost as good as the first steep! I’m going to try to squeeze as many re-steeps out of this as possible since I only have enough for one more cup (thanks TeaTiff!)