Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Mucha Kombucha

As my fellow intern Tessa mentioned before, I've been working on brewing kombucha and since it turned out well, I'm going for my second batch.

For those who don't know what it is, you are not the only ones! Kombucha is a fermented tea that helps the digestive system. Basically, you put in a jar the Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast (SCOBY) on green, black or oolong tea with a bit of sugar, which is the food for the Kombucha mushroom and leave it in the shade at a warm temperature.

I decided to start this project because is pretty neat to see the fermentation process happen just in a couple days and despite its funny name and vinegary smell, it's very refreshing and tasty. It is one of those unknown longevity elixirs.

I'll be brewing this "living tea" during my stay at the farm and looking for some victims to try it! If you feel curious about it, don't hesitate. The next time you visit us, try some!


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