Saturday, July 25, 2009

A Surprise in a Bottle

Do you feel adventurous? If so, may I suggest a tea experience like none other? It was recommended to me by our youngest son, and I bravely tried it at his suggestion. After the initial shock (it doesn't taste like I thought tea should taste), I decided that I really liked it! It's refreshing, sparkly, flavorful, and has strong tea undertones. What is it? Kombucha Wonder Drink!

Kombucha Wonder Drink is a sparkling Himalayan tonic. It comes 'plain' or in a variety of flavors. May I suggest the flavors? I haven't braved the 'plain' version yet, The one I'm having at this moment is Asian Pear & Ginger Blended with Oolong Tea. It's certified organic and very interesting. This tonic is said to promote wellness. Popular in Asian for centuries, it's popularity has spread throughout Eurasia and has made it's way west. It is high in anti-oxidants, immune system enhancers, and natural detoxifiers. It can be described as "crisp", "effervescent", and "charming". Serve chilled for an awesome summer treat! But be warned, it is a surprise in a bottle!

14 comments:

  1. This tea sounds very effervescent with the ginger in it. I doubt it has made it all the way over to my neck of the woods but I'll keep my eyes open. I love iced Chai Tea in the summer. It is a real pick me up on a hot day.

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  2. Sounds very interesting :0)
    And totally off point...WOW what a deal you got on that samovar! The main large tank of the Samovar is only for boiling water. There is usually a small little pot that sits on the very top with dark steeped tea in it. Sitting on top keeps it warm/hot. You pour a little of the dark tea in your cup and then fill it with the hot water from the Samovar. To heat you build a little fire in the base with little pieces of wood. there should be separate space under the main section for that. I don't know if people have used charcoal for that step or not. Might get a little messy with the charcoal. I hope that makes sense...Probably good to test out on the patio :0)

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  3. Hmmm, sounds frightening. Ha!

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  4. Intriguing! I haven't seen this but now I'll be on the lookout for it. Sounds delicious and a perfect summertime beverage.

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  5. I have seen some blogs where people make this....the elixir that cures all ????
    but I would indeed like to try it...
    do you know where you can buy it in our neck of the woods?
    Deby

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  6. Deby, to to their website (link above) and browse through it. There is a listing of all the stores that carry their product (although I bought mine at a store not listed). It's amazing stuff!

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  7. Thank you, Ellen, for your description of Samovar use. Mine is slightly different --- but adaptable. I don't find a separate carrier for tea. Maybe there should be a piece that sits inside. Also, the burner on mine appears to be for oil with a wick. It says 1906 --- I'm sure I could never find replacement parts! LOL! Thanks for your help!

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  8. Lallee, iced Chai tea sounds really good! I've never thought of icing it. I'll try some today (triple digits day).

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  9. Sara, I hope you can find some of this delicious tea! Vee, we'll let you off the hook this time. We don't want you to be frightened! LOL!

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  10. I have seen it and been meaning to try it, now I will xoxox Clarice

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  11. Kombucha is naturally sparkling from the fermentation process. When done right these teas can be pleasant to the taste, especially when some fruit is mixed in them. Personally, though I'm a tea lover, I can't drink them because there can be small amounts of alcohol fermented in them. But they're for others to enjoy if they don't mind this fact. --Jason

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  12. Thanks for the input, Jason. I was unaware of the alcohol fermented in them --- the bottle clearly states that the product is alcohol free. It must be that there can be traces, similar to the fermentation that results when baking yeast bread and such.

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  13. I love surprises in a bottle. This sound good. I will have to watch for it.

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  14. Something else new! I'm learning lots of new things on your blog tonight!

    I'm a bit of a skeptic about trying new things to eat or drink!

    Katherine

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