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Review of The Fizzary and Taylor’s Tonics from The Bold Italic

Aaron and Taylor have their own line of craft-brewed sodas called Taylor’s Tonics, which includes Chai Cola, based on the tea Taylor served for more than a decade at Burning Man, and a seasonal holiday soda infused with cranberry and Douglas fir. It was their shared desire to keep the tradition of craft-brewed sodas alive and to bring back unusual flavors that inspired them to open up shop.

I had my first Chai Cola today. Have to admit, fresh off the ice,
that first taste was a new adventure for my tastebuds — very rich,
the chai-sweetness-carbonation is so different! Second taste was smoother.
I was definitely enjoying it by the third taste!

I don’t generally drink sodas/soft drinks due to the sugar and acidity.
The Chai Cola tasted smooth and refreshing, and packed tea/chai pep that
was just as smooth and refreshing!

I would definitely have it again.


Thanks Josh!
Three sips and we got you!! Fantastic…!
… We Will Brew On!!! -Taylor

dear Sirs,
Omg, no wait ,OMG ,no wait ,OMG that is the best stuff i have ever tasted!!!!
and i have had many many cups of chai throughout India!!!!!
Your flavor is perfect!!!
Darian S.

Darian… no wait OMG..we think…
&- Thank you. -Taylor

bought a bottle of chai cola on a whim
just wanted to tell you that i thought it was one of the best soft drinks i’ve ever had. aromatic, interesting and *mildly* sweet. loved it.
Mark T.R.H.

Thanks Mark. We like you too..

Review in SF Weekly

Taylor’s Tonics of Santa Cruz offers a simple yet unique idea with its
Redwood forest-brewed Chai Cola. A bubbly concoction featuring
main ingredients of yerba mate, ginger, and black chai tea, this cola
is sweetened with evaporated cane juice and tastes like a supercharged
hybrid of ginger ale and root beer.

The chai’s pronounced notes of cardamom and clove make this an original
flavor in the cola landscape. These spices also give the beverage an adult air
— this ain’t your kid’s Coke.

Penned by,
Tamara P.

xoxo. -Taylor

Review on Stroke of Living

I tell you this cola/tonic changed my life.
Yes that is an exaggeration. I keep it in my fridge now,
my guests love it, & I’ve converted one health professional
and one die hard coke/pepsi person to this beverage.
I’m not out to convert you. I’m simply introducing
a healthy alternative to you.

Eloquent & Elegant . -Taylor

Oh yum. A taste of heaven for your mouth.
Thanks for making!!
Cheri L.

Our Pleasure! -Taylor


I really love your drinks, and especially the Chai Cola right now. During the summer I went back and forth with the Cafe’ Azteca, and the Mate’ Mojito; both delicious, and I can’t get enough of them sometimes. Do you guys sell wholesale from your Botanical Brewery? Or sell ‘larger’ quantities of one? I would gladly drive to you and bring my own gallon size bottles to fill. It’s the only thing I really don’t like; having to buy little 12 oz. bottles all the time. Would really love to be able to buy more colas without having to buy all the bottles…. please help!
sincerely yours,
Dahveed H. (Tonic and Elixir enthusiast)

Mister, you are hard-core! AND We Salute You! Those 12ouncers are all we have right now…& you rule! -Taylor

Mate’ Mojito is the most amazing thing I have ever tasted. You are a mixology genius. My husband spent time in Brazil where mate’ is the beverage of choice. He brought some home and I can’t say I enjoyed it. I have searched out different mate’ teas and found some pleasant ones. Your tonic is the perfect blend for my husband and I . I am a lime and mint type of girl and he is a mate’ loving man, together you have created our drink of choice!Wish we could get it at more stores!

-Sheila C.

Wow. Good words… (!)…and thank you! 2 things: we’re working on more stores… & we’re working on additional Mate’ Tonics (It’s my favorite component to work with!)… Cheers! -Taylor

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