A few weeks ago, I headed down to Columbia to visit the zoo. At just 1 ½ hours south of Fort Mill, and tickets priced at $12 per adult, it’s a quick and affordable trip!
Okay, okay… that’s not the secret.
I wasn’t in Columbia just to see the gorillas, giraffes and elephants. I also headed down to visit with my cousin, Tasha.
Tasha is a Reiki practitioner, she has an amazing organic garden complete with rain barrels, AND she makes her very own kefir and kombucha too. In early April, Tasha asked if I wanted some kefir and kombucha of my own. Um, yes please.
So, while I’ve been busy the past few weeks growing my own backyard garden, I’ve also been hard at work brewing kombucha tea.
Kombucha is a tea made with live probiotic cultures. It’s so easy to brew, and best of all, you’ll never run out of the stuff!
During each brew, the kombucha mushroom actually grows a baby mushroom. You’ll know your tea is ready when you see the baby mushroom appear in the jar. I’ve noticed it takes about one week to start seeing growth, and I’ve been drinking my teas after about three weeks of fermenting.
Tasha started me off with four mushrooms and now I have 14! The tea tastes just like the kombucha drinks I’ve bought at the store, and it’s saving me some pretty pennies too. That stuff is not cheap.
I know you’re
definitely probably thinking this tea looks not so tasty, but I do have friends lining up to get their own baby mushrooms! I’m looking forward to giving some away in the next few weeks.
Have you ever brewed your own kombucha? I’m going to take a wild guess and say no! If not kombucha, have you ever thought about making your own wine or beer?