Something I Tried: Harvest Roots Kombucha

As my mission to taste kombucha from around the country continues, I picked up a Harvest Roots booch from the Whole Foods in Birmingham, AL. It's brewed 100 miles northeast near the Georgia border and it's freakin' delicious. 

It's so obvious for kombucha, a fermented tea, to have traditional tea flavors like chamomile...but honestly it is not all that common. This is because most are brewed with unflavored black or green tea, which I believe this one also is, with the herbal flavor added later. It was so soothing, with just a tingle of fizz to keep it interesting. It's neither sweet nor tart, and the taste is not overly herbally because the lemon rounds it out nicely. This honestly would be a perfect wind-down brew before bedtime...if only it was sold in the Lone Star State. 

Harvest Roots also sells a bunch of fermented veggies. Think the usuals like saurkraut and kimchi, plus some exotics. I didn't get to try it, but I'm sure their food product line is awesome.