So, I made Kombucha this week. Kombu what?? Kombucha. Never heard of it??
Kombucha is refreshing, tangy, fizzy beverage made with sweet tea that is fermented with a blob-like culture called a “scoby” or referred to as a “mushroom”, even though it’s not actually a mushroom. It’s a pro-biotic drink that supports good health in a variety of ways. I’m really happy with the way my first batch turned out, and I’m hoping to make Kombucha brewing a regular part of my kitchen routine. I followed the instructions from the Happy Herbalist. There are lots of variations I can play with in the future, but for now, I’m happy with the simple black tea version. I purchased my scoby/ mushroom from the Kombucha people at the Urban Harvest Farmers Market.
This is my bottled Kombucha.
This is my scoby:
Crazy looking, huh?