What Is Kombucha, Anyway? If You Still Don’t Know, Now You Will.
PRESS |

What Is Kombucha, Anyway? If You Still Don’t Know, Now You Will.

Bubbly Gang

Copied URL to clipboard!

My first experience with kombucha, the ancient fermented drink, was a home brew made by a slightly loopy nutritionist. She called it mushroom tea. It looked ’shroomy — tawny and cloudy, with bits floating in it including something that looked like a used condom.

“It’s the scoby,” she said, brightly.

Whatever a scoby was, it wasn’t pretty. Still, I was game. I drank it down. It was slightly sweet, yet tangy and sharp, almost vinegary, with a little bit of fizz, and then the rubbery scoby.

I waited for the secrets of the universe to reveal themselves. Years have passed, and kombucha didn’t bring them to me.

But the secrets of kombucha, those I can share with you:

  1. Kombucha is sweetened tea that’s been fermented from 1 to 3 weeks.

Catch up on The Digest

Your go-to spot for digestible gut-talk

Valentine's Day: Our Five Step Guide to Happily Loving YOU!

health and wellness

January 18, 2023

Valentine's Day: Our Five Step Guide to Happily Loving YOU!

Valentine’s Day is here and can bring upon a lot a mixed emotions. Over here at Health-Ade we see...

Read more

Sweet Tart Tonic

recipes

January 4, 2023

Sweet Tart Tonic

Stir up your routine with this elevated kombucha mocktail. Made with tart grapefruit, sweet berri...

Read more

Strawberry Rose Spritz

recipes

January 4, 2023

Strawberry Rose Spritz

All the spritz, none of the spirit. Taste lemon, strawberry, and botanical notes in our Strawberr...

Read more