Last night, the fabulous folks at Park+Vine turned me on to a great health drink: Kombucha. It's essentially sweetened tea that has been fermented with a mushroom or yeast. The drink is slightly sweet, with a taste akin to acidic cider. (Perhaps that's my way of saying it tastes a bit like cider vinegar.) It's quite effervescent, and the tea bubbles in your tummy. Overall, it's pretty good.
I'm told that kombucha is quite good for your liver and digestive tract. (liver cleansing drink... could be just the tonic you need after that holiday party!) The bottle boasts 30 calories per serving (2 servings per bottle), plus a billion Lactobactillus bacterium (the same bacteria found in yogurt) and a substantial amount of probiotics and amino acids.
At $3.75 a bottle, it's a little pricey for a thirst-quencher. But then again, this isn't something you'd drink for fun. It's something to drink for your health.
I like it. Try it. It's good, raw and healthy. I tried the original version but there are also citrus and raspberry flavors, which I'm told are less intense.
Tried it? Liked it?