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Wasn’t sure if I would like grapefruit in kombucha form, but this one was actually really delicious! It was a sweet but still tangy/tart grapefruit flavour with a lot of fermentation/fizz to it. The best part was actually the sage though, which I kind of figured was going to be more present in the name (to make this seem fancier/more elevated) than in the taste. I was pleasantly surprised that you could taste the sage though – in the finish after the juicy grapefruit flavour bomb. The herbaceous element added depth, and created a clean finish.

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drank Guava Mango by Búcha
8614 tasting notes

Revisiting this one for two reasons:

Firstly, it’s very convenient for me to get a hold of and, secondly, because I’ve now had way more different kinds of kumbucha than when I first tried this one. Sipping on it now and I’m noticing a few things; it’s much sweeter than I initially found it, and it’s a lot more juice like than I found it at first taste. It almost even reminds me of a sweet, fruity spritzer type thing – if it weren’t for the hint of cider like tang in the background.

Also, very guava.

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drank Guava Mango by Búcha
8614 tasting notes

Third ever kombucha related drink…

So, Guava/Mango isn’t a new pairing for me – while I’ve tried it in other things, the one that sticks out is DAVIDsTEA’s Guava Cadabra blend though. That one is really strongly guava flavoured, with the second key flavour being the mango.

- This one tastes far more weighted towards the mango than the guava
- I think I actually prefer that flavour ratio though!
- Has the exact same acidity/apple cider vinegar thing going on for it
- However, in this drink it seems more integrated into the flavour of the fruit
- And a little less strong/harsh overall too
- I definitely enjoy this one more than the other one; and this one I’d actually buy again

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Could not remember if I’d tried this kombucha before – but clearly I have. At least I don’t have to make a new Steepster entry for it, so that’s a win. I’ve written like 30 tasting notes today and frankly I’m tired. I just skimmed my last tasting note for this though – no wonder I didn’t remember it; I first tried it two years ago and it was my first EVER kombucha outside of the kombucha powder used in DT’s blends. Wow.

I think I liked it more this time around then I did back then, but interestingly I found that my tasting this week was almost more like a fizzy juice without the tangy/vinegar like ‘bite’ that I wanted. Two years ago, when I tried this, I found it TOO tangy/vinegar like and that’s why I scored it so low. I don’t think it’s that the quality or profile of the kombucha has varied in the last two years though. No, it’s far more likely that my familiarity and taste preferences regarding kombucha are the thing that’s changed.

This is why it’s cool to keep track of trying new things in tasting notes – reliving my first ever experience with kombucha just now was actually really cool! And a good reminded of how our taste preferences shift over time, especially as we become more exposed to different teas.

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Second ever “kombucha” related thing.

Someday I’ll drink the proper stuff, and not just DT’s blend with kombucha powder in it and these store bought ones; but considering I’ve only recently learned that it’s safe for me to drink these kombucha teas with my allergies, I’m moving slowly. Baby steps. I mean, don’t get me wrong – I know it’s a bit irrational because the doctor pretty straight up said “Kombucha? Bitch, you’re good to go”! (Not really in those words, but you get the point). However, when you live your life in fear of something/avoiding it…

- Pretty good; definitely tasted like pomegranate to me
- The raspberry was… there.
- Honestly didn’t love it; but was that the flavour or the style it was prepared in?
- Really liked it at first but there’s a “tang” that builds up and gets far too strong
- Like apple cider vinegar
- Definitely that same sort of acidity

So, that was foray #2 into Kombucha.

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drank Blood Orange by Búcha
1908 tasting notes

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