Posted: May 11, 2015 at 1:12 PM
(Last Updated: May 20, 2015 at 3:41 PM)
The Chamomile flavor of Sound Sparkling Tea is our favorite of the three varieties that we sampled. This unsweetened product has zero calories, but is not short on flavor. The base of herbal tea, which includes chamomile, elderflower, yarrow, and lavender, pairs very well with the touch of vanilla that the company has added. It’s almost like a play on a cream soda, both in the color of the liquid and the flavor of it. Either way, it works quite well without the addition of any sweetener. And, unlike Sound's other flavors that have a slightly acidic note to their finish, this one is quite clean. While we’ve had other sparkling tea beverages in the past, the flavor of this product is superior and we like the fact that it’s unsweetened. All in all, this is a very enjoyable product. On the packaging end of things, the company has done a nice job of making this stock bottle look very attractive. The branding and label design are a big step up from their prior product line (“Sodterra”). It has a modern and sophisticated vibe to it, while also feeling approachable. However, we still feel as though there should be a larger callout for the product’s unsweetened formulation as it’s easy to miss this. Otherwise, this feels like a pretty complete product. Definitely worth a try.