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Re: kombucha?

Postby Marco » Jul 24th, '10, 05:26

I don't like iced tea but I really love kombucha.
Of the comercial brands I like Carpe Diem. But they are getting expensive if you drink a lot.
Thought about produceing my own but fear I could ruin it if my care of it isn't good enough. And even don't know where to get a kombucha culture.
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Re: kombucha?

Postby Alucard » Jul 24th, '10, 11:18

I tried Carpe Diem in place of GT's and it is not even close to being the same. I actually thought Carpe tasted like watered down koolaid....but that is just me.
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Re: kombucha?

Postby iannon » Jul 25th, '10, 00:05

Marco wrote:I don't like iced tea but I really love kombucha.
Of the comercial brands I like Carpe Diem. But they are getting expensive if you drink a lot.
Thought about produceing my own but fear I could ruin it if my care of it isn't good enough. And even don't know where to get a kombucha culture.

easy..and hard to kill.. I started mine from the dregs of a bottle of unflavored or "original" GT's then just fed it sugar and tea..its grown and grown and had babies and grown some more..had more babies..etc etc
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Re: kombucha?

Postby TwoPynts » Jul 26th, '10, 10:57

iannon wrote:easy..and hard to kill.. I started mine from the dregs of a bottle of unflavored or "original" GT's then just fed it sugar and tea..its grown and grown and had babies and grown some more..had more babies..etc etc


My aren't we the proud parent? Congrats! :lol:
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Re: kombucha?

Postby iannon » Jul 26th, '10, 19:26

TwoPynts wrote:
iannon wrote:easy..and hard to kill.. I started mine from the dregs of a bottle of unflavored or "original" GT's then just fed it sugar and tea..its grown and grown and had babies and grown some more..had more babies..etc etc


My aren't we the proud parent? Congrats! :lol:


more like a frightened dr Frankenstein..it creeps me out! :lol:
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Re: kombucha?

Postby xdunlapx » Aug 3rd, '10, 22:40

Yeah, kombucha sounds disgusting.I know I will never try it, let alone make it. Ewwww
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Re: kombucha?

Postby iannon » Aug 3rd, '10, 22:58

xdunlapx wrote:Yeah, kombucha sounds disgusting.I know I will never try it, let alone make it. Ewwww


Yeah...but my wife *says* its good for me......
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Re: kombucha?

Postby TwoPynts » Aug 4th, '10, 12:26

iannon wrote:Yeah...but my wife *says* its good for me......


It is wise not to argue with your wife when she thinks she's doing something positive for your health. :wink:
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Re: kombucha?

Postby iannon » Aug 4th, '10, 22:05

TwoPynts wrote:
iannon wrote:Yeah...but my wife *says* its good for me......


It is wise not to argue with your wife when she thinks she's doing something positive for your health. :wink:


exactly!!
actually..it aint so bad after you get the Mother Scoby taking over your house and devouring you image out of your nightmares
We brew it with green pekoe or something similar then when she wants to drink it she mixes it with juice of some sort.. lately guava or papaya i think..wasnt bad
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Re: kombucha?

Postby mitchell » Aug 4th, '10, 23:42

Yes! I buy a bagged kombucha green tisane by Yogi. The flavour is vivid and strong.

I drank it without realizing what was involved in the fermentation process. I'm still not bothered. What about milk products like cheese or yogurt? What about alcohol or bread? Fermentation is all around us. 8)
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Re: kombucha?

Postby TwoPynts » Aug 5th, '10, 09:26

Yep. Shus undergo fermentation too, so kombucha isn't unique in the tea world.

The bagged kombucha from Yogi teas isn't bad, but you're missing a lot of the health benefits that you get from the straight stuff. :wink:
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