Tuesday, March 3, 2009

High Country Kombucha

Even though I have a whole other blog dedicated to this, I would feel bad not writing a post about the fermented tea kombucha that I brew here! Kombucha is a fermented and fizzy drink, said to have probiotic and detoxifying effects. When I drink it, I always feel great! Although the taste definitely takes some getting used to, once people get into drinking it they are usually hooked.

I walked into the Harvest Co-Op in Cambridge yesterday, and was happy to see that in addition to their usual stock of GT's, Katalyst, and Wonder Drink Kombucha, there was a new brand: High Country! At $3.49 for 16 oz it is quite pricy, but because it was a new brand for me I couldn't resist trying just one.

I ended up buying the Wild Root Kombucha to be adventerous- and it just tastes like root beer! Hight Country also has more traditional flavors like original, ginger, and Goji Berry, if root beer flavored kombucha isn't your thing. If you would like to read more about Kombucha look here.


Florence Carole said...

I have never heard about kombucha tea before. Of all the brands that you mentioned, which would you recommend to a first-timer?

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Annabelle Ho said...

For a first-timer, I would probably recommend trying Katalyst Kombucha, High Country, or GT's. To me, Katalyst Kombucha and High Country are more similar to a homebrew, and GT's is just "different." It may be good to try multiple brands and flavors, because you may find that you like one brand or flavor better than others! I wouldn't recommend Kombucha Wonder Drink though, because their kombucha is pasteurized, which kills the live cultures. I hope you get to try some kombucha! :)