Consumer Reports: Kombucha


Kombucha is a bittersweet tea fermented with a culture of bacteria and yeast. The pieces floating in the bottle are living organisms similar to the live probiotic cultures found in yogurt.

“You can be hard core intense where it’s hard to get one sip down and there’s the other side of the spectrum where it’s like oh, it’s like soda pop,” said GT Dave , CEO of GT’s Kombucha.

“The fizzy beverage boasts a range of health benefits including better digestion and a stronger immune system,” he said.

It’s projected that sales will reach 1.8 billion globally by 2020.

Kombucha typically brews for one to two weeks and can be an acquired taste.

“A lot of people will give you kombucha face, it’s a little tangy, it’s a little tart,” said Hannah Crum, Home Brewer.

It is important to point out that Kombucha’s health benefits are not proven medically. If you want to try it there is a kombucha bar on A1A in Lake Park.

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