☞Wasteland Warlock☜ (kingfox) wrote,
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Kombucha

As I've mentioned in my journal before, and as most people who know me are already aware, I'm a sucker for anything that says NEW on the label. Anything I haven't tried before, particularly in the realm of beverages, is irresistible to me.

runstaverun's had good finds in the past from Whole Foods, such as Sol Maté, the awesome yerba maté soda that I adored and have gone back for a few times. So he found G.T.'s Kombucha, another beverage full of... history and supposed benefits. The ingredients read as 95% organic raw kombucha, raspberry juice (he got the raspberry rush flavor), and 100% pure love. Mmmhmm. Two servings, each serving has one billion organisms of Lactobacillus Bacterium and one billion organisms of S. Boulardii. The bottle also boasts of the elixir's properties, how G.T. Dave started bottling it after it helped his mom during her battle with breast cancer, and a note not to worry about the odd "Sci-Fi" floaters. It's a handmade Chinese tea delicately cultured for 30 days, how could it be bad?

After having a bottle, he brought in one knowing I'd guzzle it down. It smells kind of like a brewery that was overdue for a cleaning. utini2, sonofman, windexcowboy, and noone7212 also gave it a try. Reviews ranged from "Better than any wine I've tasted" to "Better than you would expect" from the crowd. The smell was the worst part, beyond that it ain't that bad.
It sort of tastes like vinegar, is that normal?
The Kombucha is a cultured beverage so it does have a similar taste of a cider or vinegar. Our taste buds are so used to sugary drinks that the tart and tangy taste of Kombucha might initially catch you off guard.
Yeah, that's putting it kindly.
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