08 July 2009
High Country Wild Root Kombucha Tea
A few weeks ago, I bought a bottle of High Country Wild Root Kombucha Tea after having a very pleasant experience with a few of their other products. The label boasted a blend of sarsaparilla root, licorice root, star anise, yellow dock root, burdock root, dandelion root, yellow dock root, vanilla bean and wintergreen extract, and the flavor claimed to imitate a near root beer of sorts.
I was a little apprehensive about its claims after pouring a bit into a glass for tasting and the smell was more reminiscent of mead than tea, but after a swig, it really did taste like an earthy, almost smoky root beer. While the wintergreen was barely there, the vanilla bean and sarsaparilla root were strong yet delicate, and I've decided to add the tea to my short list of luxuries that I buy every so often.