An unprocessed, non-GMO, organic, unsweetened tea drink that also happens to also be DELICIOUS? Sounds like something you should get your hands on, right? That was the goal that co-founders Tommy Kelly and Salim Najjar set for themselves with their brand SOUND Sparkling Tea. In a market filled with artificial sweeteners and add-ons, the concept for SOUND was simple, create a high quality, good tasting beverage with the simplest ingredients: sparkling water and unsweetened tea. This review will give insight into the brand and it’s message, discuss the ingredients and flavors available, cost and availability.
SOUND prides itself on their lack of artificial sweeteners, made evident through their thoughtful hashtag #LessIsEnough. Creator Tommy Kelly felt the market had become so over flooded with sugar additives that consumers forgot how delicious food and drinks can be in their natural, untouched state. He began mixing sparkling water with his favorite tea flavors and knew immediately that he had something special. Within a few months, he and his business partner Salim Najjar put their engineering degrees to work and created SOUND Sparkling Tea.
White Tea – Some Caffeine (30 mg). Ingredients include: Filtered Sparkling Water, Tea Blend* (White Tea*, Ginger*, Hybiscus*), Peach Flavor*, Citric Acid, Malic Acid. *Certified Organic Ingredients.
This flavor is one of my favorites due to its peachy undertones. White tea contains the same antioxidants found in green tea but in a greater quantity. Ginger helps to settle the stomach and relieve pain or nausea.
Green Tea – Some Caffeine (45 mg). Ingredients include: Filtered Sparkling Water, Green Tea*, Mint Extract*, Grapefruit Extract*, Citric Acid. *Certified Organic Ingredients.
Green tea has long been known for its nutrient dense properties that can improve brain function, weight management, and overall health. Mint helps to calm and sooth the stomach while Grapefruit is high in Vitamin C and help to level insulin levels.
Chamomile Tea – No Caffeine (0 mg). Ingredients include: Filtered Sparkling Water, Tea Blend* (Chamomille*, Elderflower*, Yarrow*, Lavender*), Vanilla Flavor*, Malic Acid. *Certified Organic Ingredients.
This is definitely the sweetest tea that SOUND provides, and might be my favorite! Chamomille has been known to help with sleep and is an anti-inflammatory. The vanilla flavor is subtle but delicious.
Yerba Mate – Lots Of Caffeine (70 mg). Ingredients include: Filtered Sparkling Water, Tea Blend* (Yerba Mate*, Hibiscus*, White Tea*, Guayusa*), Lime Extract*, Lemon Extract*, Citric Acid. *Certified Organic Ingredients.
This is a great option for slower mornings due to its caffeine levels! Yerba Mate is high in many key minerals and vitamins like potassium and magnesium. It also helps balance stress levels and regulate the intestines. Guayusa is the ingredient that packs the caffeine punch in this blend, and is said to be a great alternative to coffee.
Rose Tea – No Caffeine (0 mg). Ingredients include: Filtered Sparkling Water, Rose Tea*, Hibiscus*, Lime Extract*, Cardamom*, Citric Acid. *Certified Organic Ingredients.
Everyone loves Rose, and there is lots to love about this blend. Rose tea helps to fight infection and remove toxins from the digestive tract. Hibiscus is known to speed up the metabolism. Cardamom helps to flush out the kidneys, relieve nausea or bloating, and counteract digestive problems.
Pricing & Where To Buy
The company is based in New York City and is available in WholeFoods Market’s across the Northeast. With plans in place to expand their distribution across the United States over the course of this year, be sure to keep your eyes out. The brand can also be found online through their website or on Amazon and can be ordered in cases of 12. Customers have the option to purchase a case of their desired flavor, a mixed case which includes 2 of each flavor, or by caffeinated/non caffeinated flavors. Each box of 12 drinks is priced at $30.00, which comes out to $2.50 a bottle. Shipping will vary based on your location as well.
Full disclosure, I discovered the brand through a friend of mine’s Instagram account! SOUND reached out to me after I had left a comment on her post. They asked if I would like to try a box of their tea’s in exchange for an unpaid Instagram post. I loved the product so much that I decided to write a dedicated blog post (which was not asked of, or required of me). This is a brand I believe a majority of my readers will enjoy, so I simply wanted to share.
Have you tried SOUND before? What do you think of sparkling tea? Leave me a comment below and let me know if you try it.