One of Chris’ hobbies is trying out new beverages. So, I wasn’t a bit surprised when he picked out something called Kombucha from the drink case at Central Market. He has become a fan, and at $3+ a bottle, I wanted to see if I could make it at home.
Sure enough! Cultures for Health offered a nice how-to-make-kombucha video and our experiment has been in process. I saved the last bottle he drank with a few ounces left on the bottom, and stuck it on top of our fridge for a few weeks to grow a culture. Today, the experiment continues. I’ve added sugar, and am currently steeping the tea and waiting to add the culture. It then needs to sit for another 5-7 days, and I’ll let you know what he thinks!
What is kombucha, you ask? Great question. Wikipedia gives a helpful definition, calling it an effervescent tea-based beverage that is fermented with yeast and bacteria. Hmm… I’m super new to all this fermenting business; I need to keep reading Nourishing Traditions!
I’ll let you know how it turns out!
On an unrelated note, Chris is busy in the kitchen working on chicken enchiladas. I am super excited about the delicious possibilities! I’ll post the recipe if it turns out as well as I think it will!