the scoby, b) fruit, or c) bubbles with a healthy caution.
Have you heard of chia seeds? Apparently they are powerhouses of
nutritional awesomeness. Enough omega-3s, fiber, and protein are packed
in these sesame-sized seeds to make your mama happy. Flax seeds, take a
Chia seeds also develop a viscous coating when mixed with
liquids, hence the gravity-defying suspension act in this kombucha. This
quality is put to good use in things like smoothies, puddings, and vegan baked goods. But something I enjoy swigging by the pint? Especially a fizzy drink like kombucha?
An informed opinion cannot be gained by looking at the bottle. Let's taste test!
The cherry flavor was excellent. Cherries are my most favorite fruit of all time and it's so disappointing when they are poorly represented in other forms. I'm happy to report that the cherry flavor here was tart and fresh and a just the right amount of sweet. Spot on. Now that cherries are nearly back in season, I will definitely need to try making some cherry kombucha of my own.
The chia seeds were...weird. You don't chew them, though instinct says that you should. There's just something deeply strange about taking a sip of something cold and fizzy, and then feeling hundreds of semi-gelatinous blobs slip over your tongue and down your throat before you have time to process what is happening. It's awkward in an alien invasion kind of way.
Bottom line: the flavor is great, but the odd texture just doesn't do it for me. Sorry, GT's. I tried. I love bubble tea, I love crunchy seed-filled muffins, I love kombucha. But I just don't love chia seeds here.
Have you tried any of these chia-filled kombuchas from GT's? What do you think of them?