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Kombucha

tugboat  said about 2 years ago  or at  12:57PM on Sunday, January 22 2012 in chat

How it is like a fad healthy thingo in Melbourne.
I think it is gross and I refuse to drink it.

http://gawker.com/5567713/did-gross-kombucha-tea-set-off-lindsays-scram


tugboat  said about 2 years ago:

YUCK!

VOMS


Davel  said about 2 years ago:

It smells.
It's really good for you.


tugboat  said about 2 years ago:

What is kombucha tea? Does it have any health benefits?

There have, however, been reports of adverse effects such as stomach upset, infections and allergic reactions in kombucha tea drinkers. Kombucha tea is often brewed in homes under nonsterile conditions, making contamination likely. If ceramic pots are used for brewing, lead poisoning might be a concern — the acids in the tea may leach lead from the ceramic glaze.


justlikehoney  said about 2 years ago:

i'm fermenting my own SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast) in my cupboard... it's pretty thick at the moment and has grown in layers to cover the entire surface area of my jar. it's pretty fragrant and seems potent. effervescent and revitalising. planning to put the SCOBY in a new batch of tea and leave it to ferment again for another 30 days...


denialdemonicdisrup  said about 2 years ago:

denialdemonicdisrup  said about 2 years ago:

I cannot believe I used to enjoy that shit.


woolfat  said about 2 years ago:

I've never tried it. am curious...


woolfat  said about 2 years ago:

I've never tried it. am curious...


Davel  said about 2 years ago:

It tastes like fermented pear juice. I tell myself that anyway.

I don't drink it any more.


Lilo  said about 2 years ago:

Can you buy the scobys in Melbourne? I have people asking for it all the time, but the best I can do is point them to dubious-looking websites that sell it. Somewhere reputable would be good.


tugboat  said about 2 years ago:

Just drink pickle juice instead!


fowltonmeans  said about 2 years ago:

Yes, I would also like details of any Melbourne retailers. Of kombucha.


fowltonmeans  said about 2 years ago:

Not tea, but like a soft drink style.


justlikehoney  said about 2 years ago:

i got my SCOBY from a friend... it may eventually spawn babies in due course... i don't know a decent place to buy them though...


quuaaaa  said about 2 years ago:

love kombucha. there's a tiny healthfood shop in glenhuntly that sells it (for $3.50 a bottle or something stupid). i can get the address if anyone's interested


tugboat  said about 2 years ago:


charlesincharge  said about 2 years ago:

i got my SCOBY from a friend... it may eventually spawn babies in due course... i don't know a decent place to buy them though...

its meant to spawn a baby every time you do it isn't it?


Lilo  said about 2 years ago:

GrantleyBuffalo  said about 2 years ago:

5 minutes ago I'd never heard of kombucha.

Those were the good ol' days :(


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