Just what is Kombucha, you ask? I'll let GT's do the explaining:
Kombucha is alternately known as a Chinese tea, a plant, or a mushroom. But it's not really any of these. It's a living culture of beneficial microorganisms, and in Kombucha's case, the whole is infinitely greater than the sum of its parts! Our Kombucha is delicately cultured - some liken it to fermentation - for 30 days. During this period, essential nutrients form like active enzymes, viable probiotics, amino acids, antioxidants and polyphenols. All of these combine to create an elixir that immediately works with the body to restore balance and vitality. Kombucha has been used for hundreds of years throughout the world as a daily health tonic. The culture resembles a light brown, tough, gelatinous disk—and because it's a living, growing entity, it can regenerate and create new cultures with every batch. In fact, GT's Kombucha and Synergy are made from Kombucha cultures that are descendants of the original culture GT grew to create his first bottles.
Sounds funky, I know, but if you can get past the slightly tart flavor and the floating cultures, this is really tasty stuff, and it is miraculous how downing a bottle really can make you feel like you got a full night of sleep and went for a run, even if you did neither. The Synergy Trilogy is my favorite flavor; it incorporates lemon, raspberry and ginger juices to produce a gorgeous color and unparalleled flavor. Like Amazing Grass, GT's Kombucha is one of those things that creates addicts out of anyone who tries it. The downfall? It is a tad pricey (~$4/bottle, although I find that one bottle can be 2 servings). However, GT's sent me some great coupons to give to readers who'd like to try their product!
Want to try some of this magic brew? Leave a comment below. I'll pick a winner on Friday to receive a care package with coupons for 6 free Kombucha drinks! You could try all kinds of different flavors...