Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Kombucha Wonder Drink


Today at lunch I spotted something that I though would be good but in actuality was very bizarre. It was called Kombucha Wonder Drink. From the description:
"For centuries, the wise ones descended each year from their aeries high in the Himalayas to harvest spring tea that grew in the valley below. The tea went back up, high in the mountains where it was blended according to an ancient formula, creating “kombucha” – a delicious, effervescent wonder drink that has for thousands of years conferred its wonderful benefits on all who drink it: good health, great longevity, inner serenity and incisive mental clarity."

Who could turn down a drink that promises inner serenity, longevity and metal clarity? It turns out, I would. I tried the the "Orient Blend" – ("A traditional kombucha drink from the Far East, combining the uplifting flavor of oolong tea with kombucha.") which sounded good, but had this weird acidic flavor to it. The aftertaste was strangely more pleasant but the initial taste was reminiscent of taking a chug of straight vinegar. I had a hard time finishing the 8.5 oz bottle.

On the good side: it is fairly low in sugar and calories and is made with all organic ingredients.