Energie by UMÀ
Uma Energy is a natural energy drink with an interesting list of ingredients (kola nuts, borage flowers, and turmeric) that form a telling picture of the product. Whereas Kola nuts are a natural source of caffeine, Borago officinalis is an edible flower known for its soothing digestive properties, and turmeric is a trendy antioxidant that gives the drink its slightly turbid colour. After opening the 250 mL bottle, each of which has only 50 mg of caffeine, you can smell the herbal aroma with hints of natural honey. Naturally fermented, the product is slightly carbonated, which soon gives way to the sourness of the lemon juice and sweetness of the stevia and honey. The drink’s most prominent tastes are of honey, second only to herbs. The drink is neither irritating nor overly sweet, but well balanced and with an interesting flavour.