Sometimes you just need that extra healthy boost of vitamins to feel energised and to improve your gut health. Try these non-alcoholic drinks made in Hong Kong.
Every now and then, we all need a detox sesh, whether it be sweating it out at a yoga studio, or unwinding at a meditation centre. There are numerous ways to practice self-care at home, at the workplace, or anywhere really. Check out these non-alcoholic drinks made in Hong Kong that are a great way to detoxify your body but still feel like an enjoyable treat.
Non-alcoholic drinks made in Hong Kong
1. Kuppa Kombucha
This low-sugar, probiotic drink can be enjoyed by just about anyone! Kuppa Kombucha ferments green tea with priming sugar, cultures of bacteria and yeast, and cold pressed juice made from real fruit with balanced acidity. They currently come in three flavours; original, lychee and ginger, and strawberry and Szechuan pepper (for that spicy kick!) and honestly, they’re all worth hyping about. The drinks are a good immune booster and all of their packaging is 100% biodegradable. So yes, we can’t decide what it is we love most about this brand!
2. Breathing Tea HK
Now for some quali-tea content, Breathing Tea HK’s kombucha are 100% natural and handcrafted and brewed with quality tea leaves. Currently, the two flavours are Dragon Pearl – where the pearls are hand-rolled and made from silver needle green tea leaves and Jasmine flower, and Tieguanyin – a type of oolong. Plus, when you make your purchase, don’t throw away the bottles just yet, you can return five bottles to get one free bottle of tea. Plus plus, for every purchase made, 10% goes to Drops of Life and One Tree Planted.
3. Kushta HK
Day drinking? You mean Kushta HK right? This amazing brand produces kombucha (we promise you this entire list isn’t just kombucha), Jamu tonic, and coconut cashew mylk. They don’t fall short of flavours and boy, they don’t shy away from presenting whimsical mixtures. Pick from Japanese Sakura, Turkish Hibiscus, Chai Spice, Butterfly Pea Flower with Pineapple, Lavender Rose, and CBD booches (we want to capitalise on CBD but well it does its job on its own). Aside from non-alcoholic drinks made in Hong Kong, they also make their own nut butters packed with goodness and cinnamon undertones.
To order, direct message Kushta on Instagram (worth sliding into their DMs)
4. Novak Tea
Make way, canned carbonated tea comin’ through! Novak, a slavic word meaning new, is defo setting a new trend on tea-consumption. We love their thoughtfully labelled cans that inform you exactly what you will be expecting with every sip. The hops teas come in four varieties; citra, mosaic, amarillo, and idaho7. Each one is paired with either black tea, oolong, earl grey, or white tea. They all also vary in taste and hops strength, all of which are labelled out front for your convenience.
Keep your eyes peeled, Novak has regular pop-ups in malls.
You can order by messaging directly on their Instagram.
Perfect for pairing with dinner, aperitifs or for celebratory toasting, Saicho is the creation of Hong Kong native Natalie Chiu and her partner Charlie Winkworth-Smith, who first established the luxurious effervescent tea brand in the United Kingdom. Having launched in Hong Kong in 2021, the three flavours of sparkling teas (Jasmine, Darjeeling, and Hojicha) are available in 200ml and 750ml bottles and are designed to be served chilled. Each tea has been selected from specific regions and harvested at a specific time to create varying acidities, sweetness and mouthfeel to complement different foods and flavours. The brewing process starts with brewing the tea leaves at a low temperature for 24 hours to extract the delicate aromatics without over-extracting the bitter and astringent compounds, to produce a clean, crisp and complex flavour profile. The drinks are then carbonated to enhance the natural aromatics of the tea.
Pressed juices with a shot of 30mg CBD sounds about right. Found has cultivated quite a name for itself when it comes to CBD infused drinks and it has been the go-to place to purchase CBD oils. Without a fail, their CBD pressed juices are a success too – will you have the Aloha Chiller, Boggie Jello, or Sesame Street? All tropical coconutty drinks perf for the summer season.
You can order the drinks online, on Deliveroo, or physically at their cafe.
Found, Unit A, G/F, 8 Tai On Terrace, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 5288 2281
7. Tizzy Shots
Small but mighty shots to give you that instant energy and immunity boost! Tizzy Shots uses small-batch, locally sourced ingredients to curate their gingery shots that can be incorporated in tea, espresso, a cocktail of your choice, or just diluting with water will do. There are currently four flavours: the classic ginger, turmeric, vegan, and charcoal – all contain ginger juice as that’s their signature ingredient. You can mix and match em and buy up to six shots on one go.