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August 19, 2008

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Spa Water

Carpe Diem Botanic Water transports you to a spa...but also pairs with your most sophisticated dinner courses. Photo by Maria Bacarella | IST.

WHAT IT IS: Alpine spring water infused with herb and fruit botanicals, and beneficial kombucha and ginkgo teas.
WHY IT’S DIFFERENT: The botanical infusions are sophisticated; the teas are interesting; both offer different flavor alternatives to the usual soft drink lineup.
WHY WE LOVE IT: A little bit fizzy, a little bit sweet, a little bit herbal, a lot different. Carpe Diem Botanic Waters are a quick spa staycation...and also a non-alcoholic alternative to cocktails and wine.
WHERE TO BUY IT: Available at Whole Foods Markets and Wild Oats nationwide. Online at

Carpe Diem:
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Carpe Diem Botanic Waters

One of the first things you notice when you pick up one of the attractive blue plastic bottles of Carpe Diem is the herbal motif. Each flavor has a different botanical element on the label and the bottle cap. If if you’re a gardener or botanist, you might recognize it. Otherwise, just turn the bottle to the side and you’ll see the eight or nine botanicals inside.

Do you want to harmonize, relax or vitalize? Maybe you just want to find the flavor that’s most appealing to you. All of the flavors are lightly carbonated and heavily appealing. On Page 4, you’ll see serving suggestions. Pair them with cheese, fish, pasta and, of course, dessert. Each 16.9-ounce bottle has two servings; an 8-ounce serving has 35 calories, which includes 9g of sugar (2-1/4 teaspoons).

Carpe Diem Harmonizing Botanic Water

The flavor tastes of tart red fruit with an herbal accent, from a blend of botanicals intended to have a harmonizing effect on the body. The mix includes:

  • Assai
  • Hibiscus (where the red berry flavor comes
  • Birch Leaves
  • Blackberry leaves
  • Elderflower
  • Coriander
  • Dandelion
  • Marigold
  • Juniper

They are shown in order in the image below. You can learn more about the effects of each plant on the Carpe Diem website.

Carpe Diem Harmonizing
Harmonizing may or may not not bring more harmony to your life, but it’s very refreshing.
Harmonizing Botanicals
The plants in Carpe Diem Harmonizing Botanic Water.


Carpe Diem Relaxing

For a relaxing effect, try Carpe Diem Relaxing Botanic Water.

Carpe Diem Relaxing Botanic Water

A crisp, herbal flavor, Relaxing Botanic Water is like a delicate ginger ale, with a mild bit of mint replacing the ginger.

The claim of a relaxing effect comes from plant extracts like lavender, lemon balm  and passionflower. The blend includes:

  • Thyme
  • Lemon Balm
  • Lavender
  • Hop
  • Passion Flower
  • Peppermint
  • Rose Blossom
  • Orange Peel
  • Lime Blossom

They are shown in order in the image below. You can learn more about each plant on the company website.

Carpe Diem Relaxing Botanicals
The plants in Carpe Diem Relaxing Botanic Water.


Carpe Diem Vitalizing Botanic Water

Vitalizing is like a light ginger ale with some lemon and herb; those who enjoy bitters and club soda will understand and race for a case of this flavor. The vitalizing effect is said to come from cardamom, galangal and ginger.


  • Galangal
  • Ginger
  • Cardamom
  • Elderflower
  • Quince
  • Rose Hip
  • Birch Leaf
  • Lemongrass

They are shown in order in the image below. You can learn more about each plant on the .


Carpe Diem Vitalizing Botanic Water
Ginger adds familiar spice to Carpe Diem Vitalizing Botanic Water.
Carpe Diem Vitalizing Botanic Water
The plants in Carpe Diem Vitalizing Botanic Water.


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