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Tales of Somerset
Tales of Somerset from Kolibri is a sparkling botanical infusion of elderflower and lime. Available as a 6 or 12 pack, each 315ml bottle includes a cap filled with agave syrup which allows you to adjust the sweetness depending on your preference. Containing natural fruit flavourings and herbal extracts of lavender and pear, this beverage is a refreshing non-alcoholic Bellini with a floral, crisp flavour.
Kolibri has created the world’s first customisable drink whose flavour can be tailored to your preferred level of sweetness. The cap contains controlled measures of agave which can be added as required. Agave is a natural sweetener that has about the same amount of calories as honey and a lower glycemic index than sugar.
This award-winning drink is a distilled cocktail made for the health-conscious individual looking for a non-alcoholic, high quality, flavoured spritzer. Kolibri gives you control over the taste and sweetness of your drink. You can drink the Bellini as it comes or use the agave in the cap to tweak the sweetness.
One of the main features of Kolibri botanical infusions is their customisable nature. The cap contains Kolibri drops which are made from agave. You've probably heard about the risks associated with processed sugars and high-fructose corn syrup. Chances are, like many people you are in search of a healthier sugar source to satisfy your cravings. Agave nectar is actually a syrup that comes from the fluid extracted from the blue agave plant. The sugar from this plant is used to make tequila but agave nectar is increasingly becoming a trendy alternative to sugar. It is an all-natural sweetener that is less-refined than white sugar.
How is agave extracted?
First, the juice from the agave plant is extracted and then filtered. Next, the fluid is heated to break down its components. This process transforms it into a simple sugar called fructose. The resulting liquid is then concentrated to make a syrup.
What are the benefits of agave?
Besides being plant-based which makes it a great alternative to honey for vegans, one tablespoon of agave nectar contains roughly 64 calories. It is sweeter than sugar, so not as much of it is required to obtain the same level of sweetness. For many years, scientists have been informing us that sugar is the no-go ingredient when it comes to a healthy diet. Sugar upsets our blood insulin levels, encourages the storage of fat and, many believe that it is contributing to the rise in type 2 diabetes, obesity, and several other health issues. Kolibri drinks contain zero sugar unless you add some of the agave.
Agave also has a lower glycemic index (GI) than sugar as it contains less glucose which means that it has a lesser effect on making blood sugar levels spike. Agave has a GI of 19 in comparison to refined white sugar which has a GI of 60.
What are the effects of excluding sugar?
The effects of excluding sugar from your diet can vary from person to person, but you can generally expect the following:
- Weight loss
- Fewer headaches
- More energy
- Fewer mood swings
- Healthier skin
- Improved mental state
A controlled and balanced diet is part of living a healthier life. Something as simple as cutting down on sugar can help you to start feeling the immediate effects on your wellbeing.
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Why We Love It
This quintessentially British blend of elderflower and lime was also made in the UK. Tastes of Somerset is a sparkling drink from Kolibri which features carefully selected botanical ingredients. Indulge in the scent of the English countryside while tasting citrusy pear and floral lavender.
Kolibri botanical drinks feature a cap that contains golden agave. This is a plant-based sweetener and sugar alternative. If you feel like your drink is not sweet enough, you can add some of this nectar and boost its sweetness. Drinking the spritzer without agave is referred to as extra Brut and adding 5ml of agave makes it Brut. If you like your Bellini extra dry, add 10ml of agave, or for a demi-sec, add 15ml of the syrup.
Great with or without alcohol
If you are not a big fan of alcohol, then this drink is for you. The drink has zero alcohol content and will not lead to any intoxication. It can be drunk on its own or served with a slice of pear and garnished with fresh thyme for a refreshing mocktail. To create a zingy cocktail, add floral or citrusy gin.
Pairs well with food
Tales of Somerset goes well with English, Mediterranean, and Asian foods. In particular, it makes a good match with seafood. Again, you can adjust the level of dryness of the drink depending on your mood or the food that you are eating it with.
In today's world, many consumers are becoming more health-conscious. This has led to a rise in the number of people seeking out products with natural healthy ingredients. The agave contained in the cap of this drink is naturally derived from the agave plant. It is unlike artificial sweeteners which are made from synthetic materials, reducing the risk of being exposed to unknown side effects.
The spritzer contains carbonated water, botanical distillates, natural fruit and herb flavourings, herb extracts and fruit concentrate.
The cap contains agave syrup, water, fruit concentrate and extract, potassium sorbate, caramel and natural flavourings.
How to Use
This lightly sparkling drink is best served chilled over ice. Add agave from the cap to obtain your preferred level of sweetness.
Stored in a cool, dry place, away from sunlight to ensure a long shelf-life.
Handle with care as the container is pressurised.
Kolibri is a UK-based soft drink manufacturer that is on a mission to provide consumers with customisable drinking products.
The company was established by husband and wife, Kamila and Vincent Sitwell. They have introduced a new soft drink concept that allows consumers to adjust the taste of their drinks through the use of agave syrup. In 2019 Kolibri was awarded Most Innovative Brand and Best Luxury Drink, amongst several others.