I hadn’t even thought to do a post related to Earth Day. This may or may not be it. But I’m going to go with it. There’s so much good to write about HEX Ferments that I didn’t know where to begin. But I did go with my gut (hmm…) in more ways than one and the results were glorious, beauteous, and illustrious.
Whenever I have the opportunity to talk about a local business, it’s a blessing, it’s a joy, and it’s a one of the main reasons I do what I do. I love local and to me it’s the soul, the conscience, and backbone of society. It’s truly of the most authentic things we have in a world that may be running out of that authenticity.
So another couple of visits to Belvedere Square Market, where HEX is located, left me never any doubt I was going to try their Kombucha and try I did.
I ask myself this question after having something so amazing. Why did it take me so long? Well there’s no answers. There’s so many uncovered gems in the world of tea, and the world of anything for that matter, that I haven’t tried them all. But that’s the joy of the journey.
No I didn’t try all their Kombucha’s, but I did get to have two. Yes, the two pictured above. And these two are something I’m going to savor for a long time. And even for the short time as they’re both still sitting in the refrigerator staying fresh because that’s how Kombucha works.
Fortunately, I had a friend for the first visit to help with suggestions on what to try. We had different ideas which led me to wanting to have what they had the second time. And that’s exactly what happened.
First, the Basil Jasmine. This was a seasonal item that is no longer well, in season. But I still have some. And even though it’s a little bit past best by drinking date, it’s still magnificent. And it’s the one that’s easier to savor and drink slower. Because of that, I gave this the wine treatment. Yes that’s right. The bottles by the way are $15, yet $5 of that is refundable if you bring it back. And yes that goes towards another Kombucha. This is beautiful stuff I know. And that’s the stuff of Earth Day lore and living that I love so much. And speaking of beautiful, yes this Basil Jasmine is giving me goose bumps as I write about it.
That golden honey color is mesmerizing.
I can’t put into words how amazing this is. I said ‘is’ because I want hold on to this as long as I can. I don’t know when it’s coming back. Well yeah I did, most likely next Spring. This is no sipping tea. It’s something to take your time with. Is it the honey, the basil, the Kombucha Culture, or the cane sugar. I just reeled off everything. It might be all of the above. But all of the above is absolutely awesome. I just wish it was still available for you to try.
Now comes the Butterfly Lime, which is always available. This one, which is easier drink quickly, is wonderful as well. For simply savoring reasons I’d give the edge to the Basil Jasmine, but this no knock on the Butterfly Lime. I mean look at the purple? This looks picturesque in any setting. How did they make this look so good? This is art, and it’s art to drink. The butterfly pea flower tea and lime juice combination makes the perfect sense, yet I don’t know how it does. And maybe I don’t need to know. This one is always available yet I still have mine to savor and drink over time. Honestly, I’m craving both right now. They’re so close yet so far. My mouth is watering.
One detail I must mention with both of these bottles is when you first unseal them, there is a fog or a steam that emanates upon first opening. To me, this is even more exciting than popping open a bottle of champagne. And I tried my best to capture a picture of this. Maybe it’s the kombucha culture? Maybe it’s the all natural ingredients opening up in celebratory fashion? Yay nevertheless.
If you live in and around Baltimore, I highly suggest coming to Belvedere Square Market (here is another post I made from this heralded market) to find HEX Ferments easily visible in the right in the middle of the market, nestled in the back. It’s worth what may seem like a hefty cost. But it’s really not. And you can get a class of any of their goods for $6. Oh and they have other goods!
If you’re interested in finding them elsewhere, this link might be a friend to you.
For anyone with digestive issues these beverages are also a friend.
And here’s there list of Frequently Asked Questions you might have. And finally here is their contact information.
This is only the beginning. I need to come back here and soon. HEX deserves all the praise in the world you can heap or anyone or anything. I sincerely mean that.
Let’s do it again soon. It’s Spring, so soon is highly possible.