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.
The premise of H2Melon is pretty straightforward: take 100 percent watermelon juice, fill it in a bottle, and use high pressure processing to preserve it. The flavor of the product is exactly what you might expect from juicing watermelon.
Juicera has added a kids' line to its brand of cold-pressed, high pressured processed juices. Packaged in 10 oz. fully wrapped bottles, the line comes in three varieties: Apple Juice, Lemonade and Pineapple Power.
Revive Kombucha’s Tropic Wonder is a beverage made with an earl grey and orange peel kombucha culture, which is then flavored with orange juice, lemon juice, vanilla extract and cayenne. The flavor is smooth and well-balanced, with the light citrus flavor pairing nicely with the flavor of the earl grey tea.
Based in Northwest Washington, Anchorhead Coffee is a small-batch roaster that produces two ready-to-drink cold-brew coffee products. While brand's "original" and "hopped" varieties are well-crafted, it's on the branding side that there is work to be done.
Jubali, which markets high pressure processed juices, smoothies and nut milks, has added a line of tea products. Jubali describes its Herbal Infusion Teas line as being "made with wild ingredients," and are formulated with eclectic flavors including dandelion and chicory.
Genius Juice, which markets a line of coconut-based drinks that are high pressure processed, has revamped its packaging and updated the formulation of its coconut smoothie. The changes are an excellent upgrade to the brand, which is sold throughout California.
Icebox Water is a packaged water product from Canada that comes in what the manufacturer describes as “eco-friendly BPA-free packaging.” This of course refers to the carton that the company is using, which is definitely the most unique part about the product in that this format is only used by a very small number of products.
The premise behind the American Juice Company is to sell natural juice-based cocktail mixers that are good enough to be served at high-end restaurants and bars, but also satisfy the home cocktail enthusiast. As such, the products are made with only a few ingredients and come packaged in a thoughtfully designed 16 oz. bottle.
Victoria’s Kitchen’s Organic Ginger Lemonade represents what appears to be an evolution of the brand’s focus. Specifically, this is the first flavor that is not almond water-based. Instead, the product is being marketed as a low-calorie (35 calories per 8 oz. serving) organic lemonade.
Neon energy drink is the product of ViSalus, which is a multi-level marketing company that focuses on weight management products. On the surface Neon looks very much like a stereotypical energy drink. The black, green and white color palette features a design that definitely looks the part of the category. But this isn’t necessarily a good thing.