The very first time I sampled kombucha was at my friend, Pebblewood Farm‘s daughter’s birthday party. I was intrigued.
Pebblewood Farm believes in all things good for the body and the environment. From making homemade/handmade soap from certified organic ingredients to raising chickens and collecting eggs on site, you can be sure that health and wellness is key for the Pebblewood Farm family. Now, with Kombucha, things are even more interesting!
When I was introduced to kombucha, I was interested in all the health-benefits of this magical elixir. My friend at Pebblewood Farm was so amazing and gave me a baby SCOBY! SCOBY stands for symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast.
Why does the scoby interest me so much?
The scoby is a truly amazing living organism. My 4 year old daughter calls our scoby our “pet”. It’s rubbery, a little spongy and has the ability to turn sweet tea into a fizzy, sour, carbonated beverage that contains many health benefits. How incredible is that?
Though my friend sat with me and explained the kombucha making process in great detail, I’m one of those tactile and visual learners. I need someone to show me how to do things. I learn through doing. Thus began my nights of researching how to make kombucha. I found many websites (thanks, Google) and videos on YouTube. The one I found the most comprehensive and useful (okay, the easiest to follow) was this one.
In all my reading, I discovered that kombucha is full of probiotics and lots of other great things that promote intestinal health and that help boost our overall health.
If you want to try making your own kombucha, check out The Kitchn’s How to Make Kombucha Tea at Home.
Hello! My name is SCOBY!
Above photo: This is one of the most exciting gifts a friend has ever given me! A scoby!!! I know, right? Doesn’t take much to make me happy!
I’m still new and still learning. I am now onto my second brew and am still really excited making our own kombucha. My husband says kombucha is an acquired taste. He may be right. I certainly love it though!