Based in: Minneapolis, MN
Distribution: Twin Cities, MN
Long-necked kombucha bottles are so elegant, aren't they? Dressed in a vibrant label and filled with a delicious brew, they make for a very impressive package. And the Prohibition Kombucha package definitely impresses. Started by former beer brewer Nate Uri during his time of alcohol abstinence (he was seeking a beer-like beverage to quell his cravings), this Minnesota brand has developed a flavor profile that is uniquely their own. And it certainly doesn't hurt that the other partner in the company, Dave Duckler, is also the owner of the esteemed tea company, Verdant Tea, which is also based in Minneapolis and from which all of Prohibition's tea bases are sourced.
White Elephant aka Lychee Jasmine uses a Yunnan Black Tea, also known as Dianhong, which is a high-end, robust and refined tea that is grown in the Yunnan Province of China.
The Sicilian is citrusy and tart, with Rosemary, Lemon and Orange Blossom Water. This one uses Tieguanyin tea, which is a premium variety of Chinese Oolong tea.
Pink Robot, which is probably our favorite of the bunch, also uses an Oolong, but a different variety—this one is called Big Red Robe and it's grown in Wuyi Mountains. It's a heavily oxidized, dark oolong that is one of the priciest teas in the world. As the main ingredient in this brew, it lends a certain nuanced texture, especially when combined with the juiciness pink guava.
And you can't beat the color. We are completely obsessed with the colors of kombucha, and this soft baby pink is one of the most beautiful booch colors we've ever seen.