Food & Drink

DIY Kombucha Kits

DIY Kombucha Kits

It's Alive

Today for lunch, we’d like a Quiznos sub (extra ranch, please), an Arby’s Jamocha Shake, waffle fries from Chick-fil-A, and a bag of nutritious carrots — because health is important.

We’re not fooling anyone. But at least we drink kombucha, a Chinese fermented tea made with a culture of bacteria and yeast that purportedly kick-starts immunity and restores overall balance. (Okay, so it’s hippy dippy, but we love it.)

In today’s video, we’ll teach you how to make your own (since bottles usually start at $5 a pop) with help from Eric Childs, brewmaster at Kombucha Brooklyn. The company just started selling easy-to-use kits to ensure you get it right.

Just a heads up: The live bacteria aren’t the most attractive things in the world and, like anything else, should be consumed in moderation.

Kind of like those DQ Blizzards.

Available online at kombuchabrooklyn.com. To learn more about the history and health benefits of kombucha, go to wikipedia.org.

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