Not too terribly long ago I reviewed the new Orange & Turmeric flavour of kombucha released by RISE – well, after a bit of light hunting I was able to find the second new flavour that the company put out: Lychee & Jasmine!
I was skeptical about this one; I don’t love jasmine and I don’t really see that translating to kombucha in a positive way and as much as I love lychee it’s also a flavour that doesn’t make a ton of sense to me in kombucha. I was so happy to be proven wrong though, because this tasted incredible! It honestly might be one of the best kombucha flavours I’ve ever had, and easily the best from this company.
It’s got a very good lychee and jasmine balance, with a refreshing floral sweetness. Something about it is also giving me “Easter Jellybean” vibes, but in a delicious and nostalgic way that I don’t mind at all. Miraculously neither of the flavours feel out of place and while the vinigar-y note in the kombucha is mild, it’s still present and not really competitive with those fresh Spring-time flavours. It’s even quite sweet in a more natural way! Not to mention, because of the butterfly pea flower, the kombucha is a very striking purple!
Big win on this one!