It’s almost a cliche at this point, but CBD really does seem to be everywhere these days. It wasn’t so long ago in San Francisco that you’d be hard pressed to find CBD-infused drinks, now you can walk into any corner store and find them, and we at Remedy Journey learn about new brands each day. One such brand is THD, The Hemp Division, which we stumbled upon at — you guessed it — a gas station in Noe Valley.
Background: Who is THD (The Hemp Division)?
THD is an outgrowth of a larger and more prominent brand: Harney and Sons, who have been brewing quality teas since the 1980s. Still family owned and managed, it’s two of the Harley brothers who are at the helm of THD.
THD CBD Drink Review
Taste Score: 8.1/10
Does the drink taste bueno or no bueno?
THD comes in a whopping 9 different flavors:
- Rest:Butterfly Lemonade, 15mg of CBD
- Cruise: Green Tea and Honey, 25mg of CBD
- Glide: Green Tea & Monkfruit, 20mg of CBD
- Recover: Organic Tea, Herbs, and MSM, 22mg of CBD
- Siesta: Chamomile Hibiscus, 18mg of CBD
- Calm: Turmeric Ginger Honey, 10mg of CBD
- Refresh: Cranberry, Green Tea, and Coconut, 8mg of CBD
- Focus: Yerba Mate, Yaupon, and Mint, 5mg of CBD
- Rise: Orange and Mango, 25mg of CBD
Now, first off, on the surface this is one of the most impressively diverse flavor profiles of any CBD drink that we’ve seen, and also just the widest selection of any brand. Do they follow through on the promise, though? Are these drinks delicious?
They’re pretty good, though if I’m honest not quite as good as they sound. My favorite were the Butterfly Lemonade and the Cranberry/Green Tea/Coconut: these were the two most flavorful. I found the others to be a bit bland, a bit more watery than I like, but they were still overall quite refreshing and light. They also get a good score just for the sheer selection.
Value Score: 8.5/10
How much CBD bang are you getting for your buck?
Normally this section is pretty straightforward: we calculate how much CBD you get per $ you spend, but it’s a bit more complicated with THD because each drink has a different amount of CBD. We think it’s pretty cool that they give you a range of choices like that.
A 12-case of any of their drinks sells for $65, which comes out to just over $5 per drink. That’s not bad (they go up to $10), and the fact that you can get up to 25mg of CBD per bottle depending on your choice gives them a good value score.
Health score: 8..4/10
How committed is this brand to health and wellness? We look at all the ingredients.
These drinks use all-organic ingredients, though the ingredients of each drink vary. But, for the most part these drinks contain some nicely health-promoting ingredients: honey, green tea, chamomile, ginger, and turmeric to name a few.
The only downside is that these drinks do contain 5-10 grams of sugar, which isn’t a huge amount but is a bit more than we’d prefer.
Relief Score: 7.9/10
Many of us consume CBD to relieve ailments. Does this product provide effective relief?
I consume CBD for anxiety and found these to be quite effective, with the effectiveness dependent on the amount of CBD in the drink: the lower CBD ones didn’t have much of an effect, but a cool, collected sense of calm came over me when I drank the ones with 20-25mg of CBD.
What makes this drink special? Does it promote productivity or focus? Does it get one “lit”?
In this section we like to review the special ingredients and effects a drink has, and a few of the drinks in THD’s product line really hit the spot for us: in particular, many of the flavors had green tea or yerba mate, which provided a caffeine kick that made these drinks extra productive and focus-enhancing (without the anxiety or crash that often comes with caffeine).
Final Verdict: 8.4/10
Let’s put it all together: what’s our overall take on this drink?
This drink was a pleasant surprise for us: pretty tasty, a decent value, and chock-full of health-promoting natural ingredients like honey and turmeric.. They hit most of our checks, and we’ll be on the lookout for them in the future.
Where to buy THD CBD drinks
Buy a 12-pack of any THD beverage for $65.00 on their website, or look out for them in high-end grocery and health food stores in certain states, including California.