Posted: Jan 26, 2012 at 10:51 AM
(Last Updated: Jan 27, 2012 at 11:29 AM)
The BU’s Melon variety is made with organic black and green teas, organic sugar, organic sugar, natural flavors, and organic kombucha culture. As far as kombucha products go, this one has a very balanced flavor, with the melon flavoring doing a nice job of smoothing out the bitter fermentation note. That said, this product, which was formulated with the mainstream in mind, is something that would be a good place to start if you are new to kombucha. However, the melon flavor is clearly from flavoring (it has an almost candy like flavor). While that’s a minor issue (it still tastes good), using a better flavoring or adding juice might make it even better. On the outside, we really like the proprietary 16 oz. glass bottle that they’ve chosen. The label, which is very neatly organized and has only the essentials on the front panel, is super easy to read and straight to the point, while the tall shape of the bottle gives the product the appearance of being larger than 16 ounces. On the store shelf, we think that these things will help the product stand out against some of the other products that are currently out there. Overall, an enjoyable product whose only real area for improvement is in the fruit flavoring that is used.