Posted: Dec 06, 2006 at 12:00 AM
(Last Updated: Jul 02, 2007 at 4:34 PM)
As far as premium RTD tea goes, this is more drinkable than most of the ones we’ve sampled. In fact, Bombilla Gourd Mate Tea is so drinkable, we could easily finish an entire bottle in a matter of seconds. The first thing that hits you is the lemon flavor, followed by the light brew of organic yerba mate, which is sweetened with organic cane juice. Unlike other yerba mate products that we’ve sampled over the years, this one is not overly earthy in terms of its flavor and has instead manages to taste mainstream and commercialized. Also notable – especially to the mainstream -- is that this product has a mere 40 calories and 11 g of carbohydrates per serving. Finally, there’s the packaging, which, for a freshman effort, seems quite complete. We like the straight style of the bottle, which gives the product its own personality without breaking the bank.