Matcha Green Tea

KeVita

Matcha Green Tea
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BevNET Review

Last Updated: 3/29/2011 11:24 AM

Of the flavors in the KeVita probiotic lineup, Matcha Green Tea is without hesitation the best of the bunch. The taste is extremely palatable, with the smooth flavor of the matcha tea providing an earthiness that helps balance the vinegary notes that are also found in the bottle. It is also the variety that most closely resembles kombucha, which is certainly not a bad thing with that market blossoming. Functionally, it seems to offer similar benefits, with probiotic content and antioxidants being the key components of the drink. Packaging is a 16 oz. bottle that looks very much like a GT’s kombucha bottle (it even has the word “Synergy” on the front panel). Placing the USDA Organic seal on the front will definitely help with the target consumer, but we think that there’s a bit too much text on the front panel. Otherwise, the design is just okay, with the style of the logo seeming at odds with the rest of the package. It has a slight “me-too” feel compared with GT’s, but it’s still some of the nicest packaging available in the probiotic drink category. Overall, the best of the line, but we still feel that it could be improved.

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Product Type

Tea: Sweetened

Container

16 oz Glass

Nutritional Info

Servings per container 2, Amount Per Serving 8 oz, Calories 45, Total Fat 0 g 0%, Sodium 10 mg <1%, Total Carbohydrate, 8 g 3%, Sugars 8 g, Protein 0 g, Vitamin C 50%, *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Not a significant source of Calories from Fat, Saturated Fat, Trans fat, Cholesterol, Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Calcium and Iron. LIGHTLY CARBONATED PER BOTTLE: Contains the active probiotic cultures L-plantarum & L-paracasei (20+ billion CFU?s at time of bottling) EGCG 85 mg ? Caffeine 50 mg

Ingredients

Ingredients: Purified Water, Organic KeVita? Probiotic Culture (L-plantarum, L-paracasei), Organic Fair Trade Green Tea, Organic Fair Trade Matcha Tea, Organic Cane Syrup, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Inulin (Chicory Root), Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Organic Fig Concentrate, Grape Seed Extract.

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