Kombucha Tea


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Kombucha Tea

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Jul 15, 2013, 6:44 pm

Some believe Kombucha tea to have many health benefits, including preventing cancer, improving digestion and liver function although there is no scientific evidence for these claims.
It's also referred to as the 'elixir of life' in Chinese Medicine. Any thoughts and has anyone tried it with any positive results?

Jul 16, 2013, 12:21 am

I'm not going to speak to any of the elixir talk, but I love GT's kombucha!

Jul 16, 2013, 8:38 am

I wondered what it tasted it? Chinese Medicine isn't something I have tried - and I have to say how bears and other animals are treated in the Asian world (without getting onto something else here) emphasises my resolve on it - but if it tastes good and drinking it has some kind of beneficial effect then fine. It all up to us as tea drinkers. But with so many teas I find it interesting in looking into the history of them ..

Editado: Jul 17, 2013, 12:50 am

I think GT is brewed and bottled in California.

ETA:  Link! http://www.synergydrinks.com/

And, again, I'm not one to buy into all the *medicinal properties* of this beverage.  I like it, I feel good after drinking it, but that's me.  If it isn't for you, don't force it!  I also feel good after eating a salad made of in-season produce or drinking a spicy hot chocolate.

Jul 17, 2013, 2:21 pm

Thanks for the link. As for the hot chocolate - I couldn't a week without any ..!

Editado: Jul 17, 2013, 6:23 pm

I'd like to try to make it. Seems like a totally bizarre process. I've read GT is close to what you get when you make it yourself.

Ago 22, 2013, 12:39 pm

Kombucha is the best if you have a hangover ;)

Ago 22, 2013, 11:22 pm

Groxx and I are brewing our own.  We're actually waiting on our second batch, right now!

Ago 27, 2013, 1:58 pm

I tried it once and hated the taste. I wonder if it was a bad batch, because so many people seem to love it. Perhaps I should try it again.

Ago 27, 2013, 6:44 pm

#9:  Was in home-brewed or a specific brand?  The only brand I like is Synergy.

Ago 27, 2013, 8:13 pm

It was home brewed and a little scary looking. It smelled funny. Also: I was convinced that blob not only was alive, but it had a sort of . . . personality?

Ago 29, 2013, 1:58 am

My favorite not-home-brewed kombucha is still GT . . . though I don't know if I'm supposed to call them that or Synergy.  Anywho, they have the fullest flavor, in my opinion, and my favorite is the Third Eye Chai (when this conversation started, my favorite was a non-alcoholic strawberry).

Since these are technically alcoholic, be sure to have your card handy when purchasing.  I'm 26 and carded til hell won't have it, so I only buy these where the cashiers know me.  This bugs me, because I hate being carded, and to get drunk on kombucha, you'd have to drink more than the amount that would cause water poisoning.  And, no, I won't appreciate being carded when I'm older.  At that point, it'll be patronizing.  I already feel that way about shtuff I'm supposed to appreciate at this age.

*eh-hem*  Here's hoping your next experience with kombucha is a positive one.  Our third batch is now brewing.  It's a black tea with lychee fruit. ♥

Ago 29, 2013, 12:21 pm

Goodness, how much alcohol does American kombucha contain? :D Hehehe, if you get a little older you will be happy if the cashier wants to see your card :D a couple of weeks ago they asked me if I'm past eighteen when buying a bottle of wine. I told the cashier she made my day :D

Ago 30, 2013, 2:01 am

"If" I get older, eh? ;)

When people are uncertain about kombucha, I tell them that the alcohol content isn't much different than eating inari (sushi rice pocketed in a fermented soybean wrap).

Set 21, 2013, 2:32 pm

Brewing another batch!

Set 21, 2013, 7:55 pm

LOL! Looks like Rubber Duckie wants to have a slurp :-D