Ega = age, backwards.
On my recent visit to the Garden Route, I stumbled across a bottle of Ega Rooibos. I had read about the Ega brand in a magazine, but it completely slipped my mind. When I tweeted that it tasted like blog post, the guys over at Winefolk sent me another bottle of Ega Rooibos, as well as Ega Elderflower and Ega Kiwi.
Let me tell you a little more.
This is without a doubt my favourite. It’s a combination of early harvested grapes, and natural pomegranate and Rooibos tea extract. I did find it a little sweet, but when served over ice with some sparkling water, it is one of the most refreshing drinks you’re sure to have this summer.
A wine-based drink infused with the flowers of elderberry, this 4.5% cooler goes well with a great view after a long day – among other times. Since we all know I’m not a big fan of wine, I asked a few of my colleagues for their thoughts on Ega Elderflower. The almost unanimous response was “It tastes like juice”. I did drink the whole bottle, except for the sips shared for external input. So clearly that’s a good thing.
Not as sweet as Ega Rooibos, but still great with sparkling water, this is a combination of grape joice and kiwiw concentrate weth green tea extracts. If like me you don’t like green tea but want to nod along when all your hipster friends talk about how amazing it is – now you can do one better: Tell them about Ega Kiwi.
I’m not sure where you can buy these in a brick-and-mortar shop, especially in Gauteng (I found mine at a padstal near Stilbaai), but you can order online from Winefolk.