Rose Secret: Includes Rose Water, Sugar, Citric Acid
I recently tried a new Oregon-made beverage called Rose Secret. It was tart, lightly sweet with rose scent and flavor, nicely balanced - no part was overwhelming the other. This experience got me to thinking about the numerous locally-brewed and bottled beverages - and I'm not just talking tea! For those of you that don't know, Portland is the micro-brew beer capital of the US.
So now let's focus on tea...here are some of the locally-brewed treasures:
The Tao of Tea has a line of micro-brewed teas and tisanes. I'm really enjoying the bottled Tulsi's, a caffeine-free herbal infusion. You might have heard it called holy basil.
Tao of Tea line of bottled Tulsi*
Steven Smith has recently released a bottled tea beverage using local fruits to provide the citric acid (necessary for shelf life). Plus, the bottle is gorgeous!
I recently sampled the Pomegranate Love kombucha from Lion Heart. I wasn't sure what to expect, the pink color seemed almost surreal and yet it is a natural blend of pomegranate, white and green teas. I liked it! A friend also recommends the Ginger Fizz, and she's not even a kombucha fan. I like to drink kombucha as an after-dinner digestive, a small cup goes a long way.
And there are many others:
- Brew Dr Kombucha (my favorite)
What other local brandsd have I missed?
*Photo from vendor website