drank Happy Kombucha by DAVIDsTEA
16 tasting notes

I am just getting into kombucha so I thought I’d give this a whack. Was curious to see how they would incorporate it into a dry, loose-leaf tea. Well – the answer was about what I expected. Powdered kombucha culture. Okay. My overall first impression was “not bad,” it’s got sortof a muddy, trail mix kind of fruit flavour to it. Could be cleaner. I wonder what this would taste like blended with green tea instead. I tried this iced overnight in the fridge and it was alright, but the flavour didn’t come out of the oolong very well. I just wanted to see what it would be like because I’d rather be able to preserve some of the integrity of the kombucha, if there’s anything left in it from being dried anyways.

Hot was much better. I sipped it unsweetened while checking emails and winding down for the night. I agree with other commenters saying it’s a bit on the syrupy side. By the end of the cup you’re left thinking about other oolongs or tropical greens that do a bit better job incorporating the same ingredients.

Overall, definitely enjoyable, nothing negative to say, but I don’t think I would repurchase.

Flavors: Apple, Malt, Mango, Perfume, Sour

185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 7 OZ / 200 ML

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Hi, I’m MG. I’m a gal in my mid 20’s, recently graduated from college. I am an illustrator by trade but have other hobbies on the side such as jewellery making, writing, and video games.

I am a casual amateur in teas. I enjoy trying most things. My favourite teas are greens, whites, florals, and dessert teas. I have a sweet tooth which dictates many impulse purchases. I really, really love a mellow black tea with rose. Am currently on a quest to find a nice clean rose/ black tea that doesn’t have any other flavours added.

Teas I really am not a fan of would be overly sour/ smokey pu’erhs, wine-flavoured teas, teas with hot chili in them, and teas that involve star anise/ licorice. I enjoy lighter pu’erh or pu’erh blends but I feel that tea should not taste smokey. Ew. I love wine, I just think trying to drink it hot or combine it with tea is nasty. And as for anise, it’s just a flavour I have strongly disliked since childhood. I’ve tried to like it many times…just..no. If I detect the slightest hint of licorice in a non-medicinal tea, it loses major points or gets chucked.

My rating system:

95-100: A perfect favourite. Loving it and hoarding mass quantities to keep forever.

90-94: Favourite, I will crave it often and repurchase indefinitely.

80-89: Very good, I enjoy it a lot and will purchase.

70-79: Left a good impression and will probably keep some around.

60-69: Drinkable but probably won’t be repurchasing.

40-59: Fail. Did not enjoy, but finishable.

0-39: Somehow this tea managed to be truly awful. These teas are about as rare for me as the 95-100’s.



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