I’ve recently been really into kombucha, not for the purported health and digestive boosts (though if they are true, then woot) but because I get my taste of fruity beverage without all the sugars in your other packaged fruit juices and iced-teas.
I’ve been trying various brands, and some have been fantastic, while some have made me gag from the funk. I’m trying to get a list of brands to try and what to avoid.
I’ll start off:
GT’s – good stuff; probably one of the most common brands; a HUGE variety of flavors – my personal favorite is the Gingerberry but the Guava Goddess is also very good
Kevita – another easily found brand; pretty good; not sure I have a clear favorite yet, but I haven’t had as many of these
Health-ade – some interesting flavors; I like the pink lady apple and the pomegranate; not so enthusiastic about the lemon ginger which I found quite stringent, and I usually love a strong ginger taste
B-tea’s Iced Tea Raspberry – god, it felt like I was sucking on someone’s sweaty gym sock. This was disgusting, and I couldn’t get past two sips before pouring it down the drain. Found it at Ocean State Job Lot and now I know why. So gross!
I don’t think I’ll ever be brave enough to ferment my own (have you seen those videos?? ) as I still want to live after drinking it.