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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

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.


at 10:59 PM Anonymous Allen said...

I have just started my journey into the world of Kombucha. Well kind of, I just ordered a brewing system from getkombucha.com and I am so excited! I always love reading about Kombucha! Thanks.

at 9:52 AM Blogger Stepf said...

Allen, Please tell me how it goes. That kombucha story piqued my interest in seeing the "being." GT Dave won't let anyone see his! Once you get your system and start brewing, tell me how it goes!
-- Stepf

at 10:22 AM Blogger Mary said...

Is Kombucha the stuff that requires that special little whisk and the little bowl? I saw what I think is a Kombucha set at a tea store the other day.

at 6:05 PM Blogger Stepf said...

OK, so GT Dave keeps his secret, but you can get 2 mother loads of kombucha for $29.95!!!

at 4:35 PM Blogger DotConnector said...

I was too impatient to wait for a kit and did some research about brewing my own tea from just a bottle of GT or some other brand of Kombucha. I just got my first batch made today using a bottle of K-Tea from a grandma who lives in Austria. She has been brewing since the late 90s and made a bunch while she was visiting family in the US. I'm documenting my adventures with brewing if this of interest.

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