Pros: Tasty, nice light flavors
Cons: Gets a little murky at the bottom of the bottle
So...I can't for the life of me remember if I've actually tried any of the "normal" GT's Kombucha (meaning the citrus, original, gingerade, or multi-green). I'm inclined to say maybe I once had the citrus but I can't really remember. But anyway....not important.
The ones I have tried are the new GT's Organic Raw Kombucha Botanic flavors...Botanic No. 3, Botanic No. 7, and Botanic No. 9. I was pretty excited when I popped over to Whole Foods and saw the new flavors. I've only had one bottle each of No. 7 and No. 9. I liked them both. I'll have to do a side to side No. 7 to Kombucha Botanica's Hibiscus Island to see which hibiscus flavor I like better. But No. 7 was enjoyable for sure. No. 9 was also really tasty. But the crowning joy for me is No. 3. Yes, No. 3 full of lavender and elderberry.
Now...to be totally honest, I have a bit of a thing for lavender. For example, one of my favorite (alcoholic) drinks is called the Bee's Knees. And my favorite cupcake of all time had mint-lavender frosting. There's just something about that flavor.... Anyway, I'll stop waxing poetical about lavender. But No. 3 has a very light lavender taste. Just a hint. I've been enjoying it so much, I think I've put down at least 7 in the last 10 work days.
The only thing about the Botanic flavors is that they have some chalkiness at the bottom. It's not the normal culture strands...they're kind of these small particles. Even if you carefully shake all of them into the rest of the kombucha before you drink it, by the time you're done, you'll have quite a bit that's settled back to the bottom again. I don't really like wasting so I tend to just drink it. But the texture is a little weird. Other than that...top notch. I guess maybe I'll have to break down and try the original flavors.