The tale of Kombucha
It's Hot Tea Month, and Life offered up an alternative: Kombucha, the fermented tea the Foodie Report wrote about last month.
I've had the Carpe Diem and GT Kombucha. The Carpe Diem brand, made by Red Bull, will appeal to more people, but the GT brand feels more like the "real" thing. It's fizzier and you feel better after drinking it. The Carpe Diem is cheaper ($1.69 compared with more than $3.50 at various locations).
LA Times Magazine has a fascinating profile of the man behind kombucha.