Last month, cold-pressed and high pressure processed juice brand Evolution Fresh added a pair of matcha-infused varieties to its expansive line of products. Evolution's Organic Citrus Matcha and Organic Coconut Matcha are expertly blended and should find a good following among natural channel consumers.
In August, Hint introduced Hint Kick, a line of unsweetened, zero-calorie waters infused with 60 mg of caffeine from coffee bean extract. Available in three flavor varieties, including a Lemon Cayenne offering, the beverages are a nice extension of the Hint brand.
Yoot Tea is a new line of beverages described by the manufacturer as "root teas." Available in three varieties, the drinks are infused with root-based ingredients, including dandelion and licorice, added for function and flavor.
While we’ve had other hop-flavored kombuchas, this one seems like the best to date. We say this simply because the hop flavor doesn’t result in runaway bitterness as it does in some of the other products out there.
Temple Turmeric recently launched a couple new seasonal varieties to its line of turmeric-based beverages. Infused with the company's proprietary Hawaiian Oana Turmeric, Temple's Pure Fire Cider Super Tonic and Holiday Spiced Lassi Culture Blend are each unique and exceptional takes on the drink styles.
Made with organic matcha, organic ginger syrup, organic apple cider vinegar, chlorophyll, organic ginger extract and organic lemon juice, MetaMatcha has one of the more unique formulations for a matcha-based beverage that we’ve seen. If only the packaging could live up to what's inside the bottle...
Symbiosis “Truly Raw Coconut Water” is something that sounds impossible: no heat, no high pressure processing, no radiation, no preservatives, not from concentrate, shelf stable (for four months), FDA compliant and USDA Organic certified
Midori Matcha is self-described as a USDA Organic cold-brewed and high pressure processed (HPP) matcha green tea that is made with ceremonial grade organic matcha that’s imported from Nishio, Japan.
Earlier this year, Ito En extended its Matcha Love brand with a line of ready-to-drink organic products. Available in three unsweetened and zero-calorie varieties, the products are a nice extension of the company's continued foray into matcha and organic beverages.
Fire Cider's Unsweetened variety has a potent flavor that’s quite heavy on the apple cider vinegar. From there, we taste horseradish, garlic, onions, ginger, and the habanero. While this might not sound overly appetizing, it’s really well-formulated and one of the more unique tasting products that you’ll ever sample.
Asi Tea Company's line of Yaupon Tea products are made with wild harvested, U.S.-grown yaupon, which is sourced from the leaves and twigs of a yaupon tree. The ingreident definitely tastes similar to a black tea, and overall the formulation of the beverages that we sampled are quite nice. The packaging, however, leaves something to be desired.
Mamma Chia's new Chia & Greens beverages, are, like the company's flagship line, formulated with hydrated chia seeds and packaged in 10 oz. glass bottles. Available in four varieties, the drinks are also made with kale puree and the company's blend of “organic power greens."
The Coffee Bean flavor of Rumble Supershake is a gluten-free and non-GMO protein drink that has 20g of protein bottle. The protein is dairy-based and is derived from milk protein, calcium caseinate and whey protein. As for the flavor of the product, it’s quite enjoyable, with a rich and creamy texture and coffee flavor that is bold but smooth.
Rebbl has rolled out three new varieties of its organic "Super Herbs" elixirs, which are formulated with a range of unique ingredients. The line includes Matcha Latte, Turmeric Golden-Milk and Maca Cold-Brew. The drinks are well-formulated, but we feel as though the emphasis on functionality and plant ingredients on the label potentially undermines the expected flavor of the liquid.