I used to brew (ferment?) Kombucha almost 15 years ago. I was new to the Internet and got super into two cool things – lucid dreaming and Kombucha. I wonder where those two lists wound up? I could not find my old Kombucha list. Well, I thought I did, but at first the site was down for maintenance for a few days, and then, when it came back, my signup attempts all failed; I never got the email to let me in. So I gave up and ordered a culture from kombucha.org <http://kombucha.org/>. It made me a bit nervous as there is no contact information, but it was fine. The culture they sent came with a note and their phone number. So if like me, you can’t find one locally, go ahead and order from them with confidence.
I have been buying those foolish $4 bottles at the health food store and my body was craving more Kombucha, so I knew I had to find a more cost effective way to get back into it.
I know this is going to sound strange, but I always feel like it’s doing something really wonderful for me because of it making these old wounds or scars come back to life. I have had some strange lumps here and there since my teens and even younger. I think they started from regular old boo boos, but for whatever reason, healed over as bumps. Whenever I drink Kombucha, they come to life. They bleed and puss and scab but then they shrink. It’s like something got stuck in there and the Kombucha is helping my body to detox.
I am very healthy, so I can’t be the most convincing of testimonials when I try a new product. Nothing else I’ve ever tried has had this effect on these old scars.
Let’s see if I also find myself with more energy, getting more done, and sleeping proper hours (to bed by 10 and up by 7). Then I’ll really be impressed!
My older daughter is asking for Kombucha! I am stuneed! I didn’t even offer it, she just helped herself to some of mine and now she wants it all the time so I have two batches brewing up. I’ll need a few more jars! I now have 4 gallon pickle jars but that’s not going to be enough. It’s so much easier to brew it up in these jars. I used to use big open top containers like bowls or glass baking pans. The jars take up so much less counter space. I still haven’t figured out how to pour the tea in. I am not using bags so I need to strain it. It’s a pretty sloppy process the way I am doing it but I’ll figure something out. I guess a cloth bag for the tea would help!