SCOBY…

I’ve been aware of Kombucha tea and have wanted to try it for some time. However, because of the price of individual bottles and a lack of desire to buy a large pack of them, I held off actually doing it. 

Until a couple months ago when I just decided I may as well get it off my list. So I bought one and tried it and… hated it. 

(This tweet was much nicer than I recall it being.)

According to Wikipedia, “Kombucha is produced by fermenting sugared tea using a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY) commonly called a ‘mother’ or ‘mushroom’.” This gives it an effervescent or carbonated taste that, in the case of the one I tried, was way too sweet.

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Never mind that the SCOBY is very much alive and truly nasty looking and, well, I think I satisfied my curiosity more than enough. I don’t want to wind up like this scene in Jessie… 

Nope. Nuh-uh. 

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Suzanne Apgar

Never heard of it!

kapgar

I’m honestly shocked by that.

Kevin Spencer

I've heard of it. But never quite knew what it was. And now that I do. I think I'm good.

kapgar

Go back and watch that episode of Jessie. Not only will you know everything you need to know about that tea, but you’ll get the theme song as an earworm again!

Marty Mankins

My daughter likes kombucha a lot. I've tried it, but not to my liking. There are some probiotic drinks that I have every so often but limited to lime and cherry flavored and only one brand (Kevita)

kapgar

But your probiotic drinks don’t have that mushroom in them, do they?

Marty Mankins

I don't believe it does. They are in the same chilled area as the kombucha drinks at the grocery store.

kapgar

If you’re not drinking around something slimy and shroomy, you should be okay.

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