Celestial Seasonings Kombucha Energy Shot Pomegranate Extreme

Country of Origin: not given
Ingredients:Organic Kombucha, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Guarana Extract, Citric Acid, Natural Pomegranate Flavor With Other Natural Flavors, Niacin (Niacinamide), Asian Ginseng, Rebiana (Sweetener from Stevia), B-Vitamin Blend (Vitamins B6 [Pyridoxine Hydrochloride], B5 [Calcium Pantothenate] and B12 [Cyanocobalamine]) and Inositol.
Preparation Method: bottled
Liquor: light brown

Since I don’t like the taste of coffee I often wind up reaching for an energy drink when I need to get moving. I was really excited when Celestial Seasonings offered me a chance to give these a try. Despite all of my adventurous tea drinking, I have never taste kombucha before so I was also a little nervous. Kombucha is live, raw fermented black tea. I couldn’t help but compare it to 5 Hour Energy. The bottles even look a little similar. The “tea” was a light brown color and slightly effervescent. The taste was sweet and a little fruity but had a pleasant bite to it. It’s was a bit of an acquired taste but I actually prefer these to the taste of 5 Hour Energy. They didn’t give a major jolt in energy but I definitely felt more alert when I drank it after a very long day at work. I love the fact that they are vegan and that the ingredients are generally considered natural. I’m definitely stocking up on these on my next trip to Whole Foods.

Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.