For the last little while, I have enjoyed posting conversations with different foods and drinks! Today I am here to talk to another widely loved drink, Miss Kombucha! Please welcome her to the blog!
Me: Tell me a bit about yourself, Miss Kombucha.
Miss K: I am a wonderful drink made from fermented tea and sugar.
Me: Ooh sounds unhealthy. (Not that I’m against sugar….at all….In fact I love it….)
Miss K: Actually, we are very healthy. The sugar is eaten by the Scoby and when the fermentation process is over, there is very little sugar left. You get added benefits of the *ahem* Scoby waste.
Me: Delightful. *Pause* What is a “Scoby”?
Miss K: Scoby is an acronym that stands for Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast. Basically, we are what turns your tea and sugar into the wonderful drink. We sit in your jar and eat away the sugar while giving you beautiful health benefits.
Me: Are you accepted based on your taste?
Miss K: We have a very unique taste that is not loved by everyone. Think of apple cider vinegar. We can have a similar taste, especially if people leave us to ferment for too long *sends significant glance towards Hattush*
Me: Sorry….I was busy and forgot about you for like two months….
Miss K: It’s a good thing that we are also pretty resilient. Scoby’s can multiply very quickly, which means it won’t be long until you can make several batches of kombucha at once. We are easy to create and can be forgotten about for a while without severe consequences. Most of the time.
Me: You sound pretty cool!
Miss K: I am. You can find us in a lot of stores nowadays, which is awesome. (It’s cheaper to make your own, though.)
Me: Do you have any advice for people who are looking to start their own kombucha drinks?
Miss K: Keep your jars clean. Don’t stir us with metal spoons. And as we can get nice and bubbly, don’t put us in glass jars with tight lids and leave us out on the counter. We maaaay get a lil tired of being trapped and explode.
Me: Good to know. Do you have anything else you would like to say to my readers?
Miss K: I only have one thing…GO GET SOME KOMBUCHA AND DRINK UP! You’ll fall in love with us right away.
Me: Thank you, Miss K.!
~Check out how to make your own kombucha here!