Health-Ade kombucha Pink Lady Apple

I keep telling myself a lie to justify buying another bottle of this kombucha. I’ll say, I need to buy this so I can review it. Then I never do. This is about the third time. And finally, the review. Sweet and tart at the same time. Not overly apple’y, or overly sweet. A mild balance of flavor with the fizz you typically get in kombucha. If your new to kombucha, this is a perfect place to start because it’s not overpowering in any aspect.

Sweetener: 3grams of sugar (16oz bottle), most likely naturally occurring and not equivalent to a singe sugar packet


Health-Ade Kombucha Ginger Lemon

It’s tingly! Tingly!, It’s Spicy!! The check out person was a bit rough with my bottle, so it did kinda explode when I opened it. The bagging person must have seen the horror on my face and warned them that they can explode if shaken. The ginger flavor is predominate and strong. Blended perfectly with lemon. It soo good and soo refreshing! The ginger flavor lingers in my mouth. I’ll take this over ginger-ale if my stomach is ever upset.
I always feel like I’m drinking real ingredients with Health-Ade brand. A minor point, but I love the shape of the bottle.

Sweetener: 2grams of sugar (16oz bottle), most likely naturally occurring and not equivalent to a singe sugar packet



Buddha’s Herbs Organic Chamomile Tea

chamomile tea
I like chamomile tea in the evening or before bed because it does not contain caffeine. Indicated on the packaging, chamomile has been used for centuries as a relaxing and soothing herb that can be used for occasional sleeplessness and minor stomach discomfort. Compared to traditional tea, herbal tea typically has a longer brewing time. Herbal tea’s are more forgiving, as they do not typically get bitter if you get busy and forget your tea sitting on the counter. My wife will attest. The flavor is quite pleasant and has a light flowery tone. Honey pairs well, I put a bit in my cup to sweeten and it was delicious. Get a book, get a blanket and curl up with this chamomile tea. This tea can be purchased here.

This tea was provide to me at no charge for my review.


Aquafina Water

Mostly I had been drinking Nestle Pure Life water. However, while I was in Florida I tried and liked Aquafina water. They are both very good, I don’t know if you call it flavor, because there is no flavor to these waters. But, it has good taste or feel when I drink it. I think I’ve written this before, but I think the good taste is due to the minerals or possibly the pH. Whatever it is, this water has a good balance of it. An example of bad tasting water would be Dasani.


Ito En Oi Ocha Dark Green Tea

This is the big brother to the Oi Ocha Green Tea, its dark brother, possibly evil, but probably not. I was a bit taken back when first tasting this tea, it was a good bit stronger, and at first I thought it was too much. Now I can’t decide which I like the better the dark or light. Well, it’s a good problem to have I think. Drink and enjoy. Add a couple teasspoons of sugar and shake to sweeten.

Sweetener: none

Amount of Sweetener: none (16.9oz bottle)


Ito En Oi Ocha Green Tea


I love this green tea. It has a roasted full tea leaf flavor with just a bit of savory bitterness you would expect from real cup of tea. I’ve been finding these at Asian markets and specialty stores. This is Japanese green tea, and it tastes like authentically brewed tea rather then something invented in a lab. There is no sugar added and it contains 60mgs of caffeine. I’ll typically sweeten this tea before drinking. Here’s my trick: Drink a few sips, pour in two or three sugar packets then shake till the sugar is fully dissolved. Perfect flavor and sweetness that you can customize.

Sweetener: none

Amount of sweetener: none (16.9oz bottle)


Nestle Pure Life Water

I like this water. I think it has good taste and is similar to Deer Park water. It doesn’t have that dead taste that water can sometimes have. Nestle has added minerals for taste. I’m still looking for that great tasting water that Dasani once was, but I have not found it yet. Update: After drinking a lot of this water I’ve increased the rating from 4 to 4.5.