Review: Adina Holistics Jade Green Tea with Tulsi

The Adina Holistics line offers “fruit infused herbal refreshment,” according to their marketing materials. What does that mean in English? Think glass-bottled fruit drinks in the vein of old school SoBe before Pepsi got their hands on them. In fact, the company is currently run by the founder of SoBe, John Bello. Recently, we got the chance to try Adina Holistics Jade Green Tea with Tulsi.

Now, the official spin on this product line is that it was “inspired by the vision to create a world that ‘Drinks No Evil’.” Apparently, the definition of this is natural and/or orangic ingredients, no high fructose corn syrup, fair trade certification, and even gluten free.

The Holistics line differentiates itself by including herbal elements that apparently perform some sort of new age-y goodness to your body, such as “restore balance, harmony, and wellness” and provide a “normalizing influence.” Personally, I don’t buy into all that. I just want to know what this stuff tastes like.

Adina Holistics Jade Green Tea comes in a 14 oz. glass bottle with a substantial screw off cap. The color of the drink it yellow/greenish, very similar to other green tea products currently on the market, such as the offerings from Lipton Brisk. Branding is very clean and attractive, with a monkey-like character (apparently Adina’s logo) holding a prominent position under a surprisingly small brand name. The phrase “Holistics” is much larger, complimented by the description as a “herbal elixir.”

Upon cracking the bottle open, you are greeted by a very sweet, pleasant scent that is unmistakably green tea in nature. It’s not harsh, or bitter as you may assume many tea products are. This continues on to the taste which is dominated by a honey flavor complimented by the tea itself. At first, the drink is a bit on the watery side, but then the flavor comes through as you process the taste in your mouth. There’s a pleasant aftertaste that again harkens back to the honey flavor. Overall, we really like this flavor!

What’s inside? A whole bunch of stuff with the word “organic” attached to it:

Adina Holistics Jade Green Tea with Tulsi
Organic brewed tea (water, organic green tea extract), organic sugar, natural flavor, citric acid, ascorbic acid, organic honey, orangic eleutherococcus senticosus root extratives, organic ashwagandha (withania somnifera) root extratives, beta carotene (source of Vitamin A), organic reishi mushroom stem extratives, orangic american ginseng root extratives, retinol palmitate (source of Vitamin A), organic tulsi leaf extratives

There are two servings per 14 oz. bottle, but we’ll provide nutritional information for the whole thing. If you drink all this stuff down, it will cost you 110 calories, 26 g of carbs (all of which are sugars), and 5 mg of sodium.

On the whole, we’re impressed with the overall look, feel, taste, and experience of Adina Holistics Jade Green Tea with Tulsi. Even those who may frown upon different tea flavors should give this product a try. The sweet flavor combined with the honey and light tea experience make it quite refreshing!

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Full Disclosure: This beverage was provided compliments of Adina for Life