I started drinking kombucha about a year ago. I’d had a few tries of it before that and liked it, but I started drinking it regularly a year ago. Kombucha is a fermented tea containing many probiotics. I’ve tried making my own and I’ve tried a few pre-made ones. Whilst I like drinking my own brew, I do find that professional producers tend to create a better tasting product. So when Remedy got in touch about their kombucha I was keen to try it out.
Remedy follows a traditional method of making kombucha, which involves a natural fermentation of sweet tea with a live culture (aka: good bacteria), made in small batches and long-aged brewed for 30 days, raw and unpasteurised. The result is a sparkling drink with sweet and sour flavours that is naturally free from sugar, and full of antioxidants, live cultures and organic acids that are great for your gut.
Remedy has a brand new flavour: Mango Passion, which has recently been released and they asked me to give it a go. Remedy Kombucha Mango Passion has been formulated to combine the sweetness of mango (without the actual sugar) with the tang of passionfruit.
Pouring out my first glass of Remedy Kombucha Mango Passion I experienced a fresh, fruity scent and a pleasing fizzing sound. You can fell the fizz in your mouth too as you take a sip. As you’d expect from a fruit based drink, there’s a freshness to the taste which reflects the fruits used to create the drink. In fact, I think they have got a very good balance between the sweetness of the fruit and the mild sourness you usually get with kombucha. There’s a definite tropical feel to this flavour. It would be perfect on an Indian summer sunny afternoon if you served it straight from the fridge. It’s very refreshing.
I like that the ingredient list is reassuringly short: certified raw kombucha (sparkling water, wild kombucha culture, black tea, green tea), natural sweeteners (erythritol and steviol glycosides), natural mango flavour, natural passionfruit flavour, natural lemongrass flavour and lemon juice.
As a bit of background, Remedy was set up by Sarah and Emmet Condon from their kitchen. They have grown since then, but stay true to their principles. All Remedy drinks are naturally sugar free and they have a nutritionist on the team to make sure they base their drinks on sound principles.
On a personal note I can really recommend drinking kombucha regularly. It contains live cultures, organic acids and antioxidants. My digestive system seems to work better when I drink it regularly. It might be worth giving it a go if you haven’t already.
Disclosure: I was provided with product and payment for the purposes of this review.