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.
Just tried my first kombucha. I don’t get the appeal.— KevinIL (@kapgar) March 8, 2021
(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.
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…