Organic Agave Nectar (42 reviews)

Golden Brew Apple Cider Vinegar Tonic Lemon Ginger Turmeric

Golden Brew Apple Cider Vinegar Tonic Lemon Ginger Turmeric

I was worried about this. Vinegar? As a drink? That's a strange one, right? Who drinks vinegar? I do, apparently. How is this vinegar, though? It's good. The turmeric and lemon and ginger are a great trio. Good burn and the vinegar is there but mild. I was worried that it would be like drinking straight vinegar or better/worse fruit flavored pickle juice. It was not. You could taste a little lemon but the turmeric and ginger was prominent and a flavorful team.

I think I have another one of these in the basement, where vinegar/pickling belongs. I no longer worry about what they will taste like and welcome with open, pickle loving arms, vinegar drinks. I say that now until I buy something like a Bragg's and it's going blow the lid off my mouth like that one time I thought it would be a good idea to take a shot of chicken marinade not knowing it was mostly vinegar and my eyes watered up like that time that I saw Homeward Bound for the first time.

Website
http://www.goldenbrewtea.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Organic Agave Nectar
Categories
Iced Tea, Other/Weird
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on July 28th, 2016
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Goldenbrew Green Tea w/ Spearmint & LIme

Goldenbrew Green Tea w/ Spearmint & LIme

To my taste buds mint and tea generally do not mix. I know it’s a classic flavor, and I admit it’s okay with hot teas, but once they get iced I feel like I poured myself a nice glass of tea, got distracted by a phone call, or my cat throwing up, brushed my teeth, realized I had forgotten about my tea, and then drank it anyways. To me the mint never tastes like it’s part of the drink, more like it’s a foreign aspect that just happens to be in my mouth. With Goldenbrew it’s a tad better. The mint still tastes a bit detached, but it’s more like I’m chewing Doublemint gum and drinking green tea instead of having just brushed my teeth. I don’t know why that is preferable, but it definitely is. The lime is also a nice touch. So many companies rely on lemons too heavily when this superior citrus cousin is just begging to be used. It makes things a bit more interesting. You add high quality tea, and a little agave to round it out with a touch of sweetness and you have a pretty good beverage on your hands. Now if someone could just figure out how to blend in mint with tea a bit better this would be fantastic.

Website
http://www.goldenbrewtea.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Organic Agave Nectar
Categories
Iced Tea
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on July 24th, 2016
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TK Hibiscus Hibiscus Tea Yellow Ginger

TK Hibiscus Hibiscus Tea Yellow Ginger

The name and label on this bottle make it look like a supermarket’s store brand. TK totally sounds like it could be a grocery store chain down in Florida, and why wouldn’t a grocer in the Sunshine State have their own line of hibiscus teas? I really do like the simple clean look of the label, but I’ve been to too many grocery stores around the world and it has “that” look to it. I’ll tell you what though; if this were a store brand I would be jealous that they didn’t have any stores in or around Buffalo.

I don’t think I’ve ever come across a hibiscus tea that I didn’t love, and when you throw ginger into the mix, I don’t know if there was any chance of this being bad. This is simply hibiscus flowers brewed in water with a little ginger added and then it’s all (very) lightly sweetened with agave. There is no burn from the ginger, but the flavor is still very prevalent. Overall this just tastes natural with nothing hiding. All of the flavors are right out front where they should be, standing naked in front of your taste buds. It is delicious and it is refreshing.

Website
http://www.tkhibiscus.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Organic Agave Nectar
Categories
Ginger, Iced Tea
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on July 5th, 2015
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TK Hibiscus Hibiscus Tea Classic Simple

TK Hibiscus Hibiscus Tea Classic Simple

Today I sighed before I walked into work. It's been a whirlwind of a place; lots of work and lots of switching projects. Not a lot of yelling which is good but at the end of the day, I really feel like I've got to wipe the sweat from my brow. I needed something to calm down with and lo and behold, there was a hibiscus tea in the fridge for me to enjoy.

This tea is better than the other one by a long shot. It's a little sweeter and has a real prominent hibiscus taste. Go figure, right? I think that this is a great base and don't really know how they could improve it. It's a lightly sweetened hibiscus tea. What a marvelous invention. They nailed it. Three friggin' ingredients. Three. One and a two and a one, two three. Water, hibiscus and agave. Done. Nailed it.

Website
http://www.tkhibiscus.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Organic Agave Nectar
Categories
Iced Tea
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on June 30th, 2015
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TK Hibiscus Hibiscus Tea Green Jasmine

TK Hibiscus Hibiscus Tea Green Jasmine

On a recent, and terrible, trip to Richmond, Virginia I was pleased as punch to find this little number hiding in a cooler. Without question I bought it and anxiously awaited the nearly ten hour trip home which would allow me to drink it. Obviously I forgot and was left with two bags of snacks and drinks that were virtually untouched.

Green jasmine?! Dude. Please. You have an open invitation to come with Jay and myself to PF Changs where we kill glass after glass of the green jasmine tea. Paired with hibiscus should be a match made in heaven but is it? That's my little click bait for you. Answer? Scroll down to find out. There's another.

No. It's good but it tastes a little like a hibiscus tea that someone left the bag in too long. It's the tiniest bit sweet which actually helps but at the end of it, it comes off a bit flat. There's a tiny bit of green jasmine tea but the hibiscus tea is really strong, almost overwhelming. All-in-all this kind of falls flat. It's really heavy like my heart while I have to write this honest review about a tea I really wanted to love but have to give a mediocre grade to. I could never be a teacher. Some kids show promise but end up disappointing you and you have to fail them. I'm not going as far as to fail this tea but saying that the name of a baby chicken is a pigeon is just wrong and they should know better.

Website
http://www.tkhibiscus.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Organic Agave Nectar
Categories
Iced Tea
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on June 9th, 2015
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Wild Poppy Blood Orange Chili

Wild Poppy Blood Orange Chili

Oh how I wanted this to burn. "Chili?" Yeah, there are chilis in it but it didn't deliver the punishment I so desperately wanted. I guess if someone told me this is a gateway between juice and Prometheus Springs, I would be more lenient but they didn't and when I read "chili," I was ready to accept the punishment.

Disappointment aside, I will not fault them for it. I cannot blame them for my ignorance. There is some spicy kick in there and you get it with every sip. The blood orange is fruity and the chili is a nice, sharp aftertaste that keeps you coming for more. It's a very small bottle but there is no doubt that if this came in a larger size; I would enjoy all of that, too. This is a nice drink through and through and will not disappoint anyone now that I've prepared you for what to expect.

Website
http://www.wildpoppyjuice.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Organic Agave Nectar
Categories
Juice
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on December 31st, 2014
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Wild Poppy Organic Blood Orange Chili Juice, 10 Fluid Ounce -- 12 per case.

Phenoh Alkaline Sports Drink 7.4

Phenoh Alkaline Sports Drink 7.4

Hey you. Yeah you, over there running on the corner. Why don't you come over here for a drink? I've got just the thing for you. Yeah. You'll love it. It's new. It's alkalinized or whatever. It's good for you. It's low in calories and is good for something I think you kids are talking about; paleo or whatever. It doesn't taste half bad either. What does it taste like? Why don't you just come into the shop and grab one. It's on me. You look thirsty and very attractive. What? Was that out of line? I thought you would think it was a compliment. Sorry, I guess. Sorry I find you attractive. No, I mean it. Take it. It's for you. We just got them in. It's supposed to be really good for you.

Do you like it? It's good, right? It's lightly sweetened and tastes like an aloe coconut water even though there is no coconut water in it. It's also the biggest carton of a sports drink I think I've ever seen. No, I'm not creeping on you. Jesus, lady. Calm down. You were running and were clearly sweating and I thought I would be nice and give you a drink. You've got me all wrong and I'd like you to kindly leave my store and take your drink with you.

Website
http://www.phenoh.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Organic Agave Nectar
Categories
Sports/Dietary Supplement
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on October 5th, 2014
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Phenoh 7.4 Alkaline Sports Drink

Wild Poppy Grapefruit Ginger

Wild Poppy Grapefruit Ginger

This is a bit of a wild ride, but not really the thrill a minute I was hoping for. It has a sourness from the grapefruit, but not really in a way that makes your lips pucker up. The ginger is in a similar state. It has some burn to it, but it never reaches a level that hurts in a good way. Instead it leaves your throat with a mild annoyance as if you had been hanging out all night in a smoky bar. This beverage plays with your emotions, pulling you this way and that, but never fully takes you to the destination you want to go. Instead of walking you to your door, it drops you off at some seedy truck stop on a deserted highway whose only denizens are an army of lot lizards.

The only ingredients are water, grapefruit juice, agave nectar and ginger juice, so the problem comes from one or two locations. First off, it’s a more water than juice (only 20%). I want that grapefruit to grab hold of my taste buds and squeeze them until they scream. What I am delivered couldn’t even be described as a minor inconvenience. Secondly, this is something that I hardly ever say about drinks, it’s not sweet enough. It’s like the sugar is dipping it’s toe into the pool and it can’t decide whether it wants to take a swim, or not. Just jump in, you’re annoying everyone around you with your indecision

After smack talking this product for two paragraphs, I would say that it’s still decent, but it just has such unrealized potential. Either lowering the percentage of water or adding more sweetener would greatly improve this beverage and take it in the direction that I so desperately want it to go.

Website
http://www.wildpoppyjuice.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Organic Agave Nectar
Categories
Ginger, Juice
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on June 16th, 2014
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Palo Mamajuana Coconut

Palo Mamajuana Coconut

Root tea? I'd say. This drink tastes like a cornucopia of bark and herbs. It's very strange, very bold, and just alright. It is a sipping tea. No one is chugging this stuff and if you are, you're doing it wrong. This tea is made for...well I don't really know who or what scenario it's made for. If I had to pick a demographic, it would be mid-twenty year old hippies. They love the earth, dirt, and herbs. This seems like it was made for them. Like I said, it's not bad, but I don't know anyone who actually has a taste for it. It tastes like a dark root beer that was made without any carbonation that was filtered through a nice oak tree and the "scientist" who did that let their adorable eight year old daughter sprinkle some cinnamon in there. It's "woodsy" if you know what I mean. At lease when I drink something like a spruce beer I feel like I'm in the forest. This "root tea" tastes like I am foraging around on the ground for anything I can get nutrients from.

In closing: It's strange but it's alright in small sips and doses.

Website
http://drinkpalo.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
Organic Agave Nectar
Categories
Coconut, Iced Tea
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on January 11th, 2014
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BluePrint Cold Pressed Juice Beverage Lime Ginger Lemon Agave

BluePrint Cold Pressed Juice Beverage Lime Ginger Lemon Agave

I am a simple man, and I enjoy the simple things in life. Logic dictates that since they contain very few ingredients and no attitudes that I should enjoy Blue Print’s juice beverages, and I’m not one to argue with logic. This drink is wonderful is it’s simplicity. Let me break this down for you. It’s essentially lemonade that is made from filtered water with organic lemons squeezed into it. Since that would be a bit on the tart side, a healthy dose of agave nectar is added to the mix. I have no doubt that this would be a fine lemonade indeed, but Blue Print wanted to take things a bit further, so they also added in some limejuice. I’ve obviously had lemonade before, and I’ve even tried a few limeades, but I have never had them combined, and I must tell you they work much better in this fashion than when combined in a soda. The folks at Blue Print still weren’t completely sold on their beverage. Sure it was delicious, and the marriage of the fruits made it stand out a bit, but what this drink needed was a bit of a kick. The only logical solution to this dilemma was to add our old friend ginger to the mix. That my friends is how Blue Print hit a home run with this beverage. The ginger is right up there with the lemon. It’s got a little bit of a burn, but I don’t believe it’s enough to turn anyone off from the drink, it’s just enough to make you go “OHHH!” and dive right back in for another sip.

My only complaint about this drink is the hefty price tag. It’s $8 for a 16oz beverage with low cost ingredients. I know that their other beverages have a bunch of different fruits and vegetables in them, and that they are raw, and as fresh as prepackaged juice can be, but I could go to a juice bar and not spend that much on a drink that I watch them juice before my eyes. As much as I enjoy this I just can’t justify paying that much, so there is very little chance that I will return to this flavored well.

Website
Http://www.blueprint.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
Organic Agave Nectar
Categories
Ginger, Juice, Lemonade
Rating
5/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on June 5th, 2013
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