It has been a while since I've brewed my own Kombucha. The tricky thing about brewing the stuff is in getting the Kombucha baby (called a Scoby or symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast), which you need to start the brew. In the past I have been given a start by a friend, or knew someone who knew someone...that is how these things usually go.
This time around, I found a great little shop on Etsy, Wells of Health. Fast shipping, a perfect little baby Kombucha, and easy instructions got my brew going in just a few days after I decided to make Kombucha.
A few weeks later, and my brew is looking great and tasting perfect.
Benefits of drinking Kombucha are controversial, but it is full of probiotics from the yeast and bacteria, and also antioxidants from the tea used to make the brew.
I think in moderation, it is a delicious treat, and fun to grow in the kitchen.
Welcome back to my life, Kombucha!