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Old 06-19-2016, 04:34 PM   #1
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Kombucha

So, anyone try making this, ever? I feel like it is within my capabilities, but I have no idea where to begin....

Thoughts?

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Old 06-19-2016, 04:41 PM   #2
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The whole idea seems nasty to me. Don't even want to try it.
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I'm sure I'm not the only person here who's never heard of it. May I suggest it would be helpful to others if you explained a little before asking the question?

I'll share what I found...How To Make Kombucha Tea at Home — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn | The Kitchn
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Old 06-19-2016, 07:33 PM   #4
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I'll stick with brewed tea on ice, with fresh lemon wedges.
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Old 06-19-2016, 07:43 PM   #5
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I'm with you Cheryl, I adore the pitchers of brewed iced tea my SC makes for me. He has a special recipe he uses and there's always this delicious brew available in the fridge.

That was an interesting read about Kombucha though.
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Old 06-19-2016, 07:52 PM   #6
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I think it sounds totally cool. I'd have to taste it before I ever invested the time to make it.
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Old 06-19-2016, 11:07 PM   #7
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I'll stick with jamaica and regular ice tea, thank you.
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Old 06-19-2016, 11:40 PM   #8
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Our new landlord (the Missus) owns a Yoga Studio and yesterday had a seminar on how to make Kombucha at home.

My GF went and she is addicted to this stuff, she loves it, and described the taste in the same way as the author of that site you posted Kayelle.

Did you know that folks buy this stuff in the "health food stores" for $5 a serving (a large bottle).

My GF said that the gal who was conducting the seminar yesterday said that you can make a GALLON of this stuff for about $1.50!
Kombucha is all the rage in the natural food world right now, what with the
"healthy gut" movement of late... it all sounds pretty okey-dokey to me.
A healthy gut supports a healthy body.

Hmmm, I may have found my new "racket"
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It's pretty common for "health" and "natural" food stores to exaggerate the benefits of whatever they sell. There doesn't seem to be much actual evidence that kombucha has beneficial effects. And the idea of drinking something that had a slimy growth on top of it just doesn't entice me.
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Ya know GG, I may have changed my mind on this stuff
after reading this:
Expert Commentary: The Truth About Kombucha
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