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#1 of 9 Old 12-19-2005, 08:17 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I've never had Kombucha before, but I've been doing Nourishing Traditions for over a year now and would like to try Kombucha. Does anyone have a "mushroom to share or know of a place I can find one?

Also, how does it taste? Do you drink it every day and like it?

Kombucha is okay to drink while nursing, right?

Thanks!
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They have Kombucha at the local veggie dinner down the road and we also sell it where I work...www.metropoliscoffee.net. It is yummy and tastes like twigs I think you can get prepackaged tea at any health food store
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mmmmm luv it...especially the G.T's GingerBerry flavor from Henrys...I buy it at whole foods and it tastes flat then over at Henrys and its bubbly and sooo good

I cant describe the taste...it tastes like nothing else I've had before. I definitely notice the positive effects on my well being

I'm also looking to get started making my own

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There are some specific forums on the net dedicated to sharing Kombucha mushrooms. If you can find a RAW Kombucha tea somewhere there is a slight chance there might be a mushroom sliver in it. (It can not be pasturized in any way)

I personally do not like the bottled Kombucha but prefer fresh. It should taste a little like sweet bubbly vinegar. Very yummy!
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This is one of my new year's resolutions... to get Kombucha.

Whole Foods has it...where? it's not pasteurized?

I've been thinking of ordering it from here:
http://www.gemcultures.com/
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This is one of my new year's resolutions... to get Kombucha.

Whole Foods has it...where? it's not pasteurized?

I've been thinking of ordering it from here:
http://www.gemcultures.com/

Looks like a pretty good link to me for the "mushroom" although it says the prices were last updated in 2003?! I have yet to find any raw non-pasteurized Kombucha at Whole Foods. (In fact I have even had to call the dairy section to remind them to order raw dairy products!) I usually have to drive down to Santa Cruz (30 miles away) for my Kombucha.
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There are some specific forums on the net dedicated to sharing Kombucha mushrooms. If you can find a RAW Kombucha tea somewhere there is a slight chance there might be a mushroom sliver in it. (It can not be pasturized in any way)

I personally do not like the bottled Kombucha but prefer fresh. It should taste a little like sweet bubbly vinegar. Very yummy!

The ones I buy...G.T's, yes they are raw and organic at Whole Foods where they have all the naked juices and small size waters, near the deli in our W.F's
many of the bottles I buy have the big floaties in them (i prefer these ones ) and I was wondering if I could use that to strart my own!?!

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I brewed my own Kombucha for a couple of years. Used to get a raw mushroom from a friend who has been doing it for ages.

I did a lot of research at the time and decided, after all my reading, that it was NOT safe to drink in large quantities while nursing. By large quantities, I mean twice (or more) daily.

The commercial stuff that you buy doesn't seem to be as potent. Home-brewed kombucha is powerful stuff. The first couple of weeks I drank it I was feeling light-headed from time to time, but very well and full of energy. The only downside to making your own is that it can be quite time-consuming, if you are making large batches.
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I just got a Kumbucha starter from my parents. So I will have babies shortlly. Yeah.
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