Today we’re releasing our seventh and first limited edition kombucha of the year; Grapefruit Juniper. Available in bottles and cans and until stocks last.
This kombucha has a distinct grapefruit citrus flavour along with a lingering bitterness as all of the grapefruit (fruit and peel) was juiced. To elevate this flavour, we chose juniper as the perfect botanical to pair with the citrus flavour from the grapefruit.
The juniper brings a slightly piney flavour with a touch of both fruitiness and pepperiness. You may think, where have I seen this combination before? If you guessed a Gin & Tonic with a slice of fresh grapefruit, then you guessed correct.
We wanted to create the ultimate spring-summer drink that gives a zesty and botanical after taste. Just like a refreshing Gin & Tonic, but without the booze.
Did you know…
Juniper, typically Juniperus communis, is used to flavour gin, a liquor developed in the 17th century in the Netherlands. The name gin itself is derived from either the French genièvre or the Dutch jenever, which both mean "juniper".
Grapefruit Juniper will be available at Crisp and the YAYA Kombucha online store. You can also find the glass bottles at Ekoplaza, Marqt and Odin organic supermarkets. Other stockists include: The Loft (on draft!! Maastricht) Bierbaum (Amsterdam), Tjins Toko (Amsterdam). More names to follow.
Previous Limited Editions
Before we introduced Citra Hop (#1 2017), Yuzu (#2 2019), Passion Fruit & Mosaic Hop (#3 2021), Pink Elderflower (#4 2021), Rhubarb (#5 2021) and Passion Fruit & Amarillo Hops (#6 2021). Citra Hop became our fourth core range flavour, and was updated last year to 'Hops' using four American type of hops. Yuzu also became a core range flavour (the fifth) because of its very popular aromatic, zesty flavour. Did you know both of these flavours were awarded with a Great Taste Award in 2020 and 2021.
In the Summer of 2020 we also launched a collaboration with Jarreau Vandal celebrating his album launch. This mango passionfruit, hops kombucha was inspired by NEIPA-style hazy beers. This Special Edition is another take on the New England IPA.