I just became a fan of hibiscus myself quite recently – I have a bag of the dried flowers which I use for tea infusions and henna mixes.
As much as I love hibiscus, I didn’t hold out much hope for this drink, has anyone noticed how all these healthy-good-for-you drinks taste the same? They’re almost all bland, tastes watery with little or no flavour.
But this Ooba drink was different; it has a rich succulent taste, I liked that it didn’t taste flowery. I tried the orange flavour, it tastes nice and sweet, and you can tell it has sugar in it (no one’s trying to trick you). It tastes exactly like soda or how you wish soda tasted, except this is supposed to be good for you – it’s a good source of vitamin C and hibiscus has heart healthy benefits. It’s a great mixer in adult beverages too.
I bought my first bottle at Whole Foods then I found out that London Drugs carries it too. It retails for about $2.50CAD, but it does go on sale frequently at London Drugs. It comes in six flavours but I’ve only tried the original and orange so far.