Friday, March 16

kombucha



when i first heard of this drink (via Sarah Lane), i was confused because 'kombucha' in japanese means basically a tea (green) with flavorings of kombu (kelp/seaweed used for broth/flavoring). but anyway, i tried it, and spit it out immediately, thinking it had gone bad.... but i read the bottle carefully and realized that the fizzy, funky taste is all good (and nothing like the japanese tea).

it's an acquired taste, but since i am a sucker for advertising, i quickly believed all ideas of it being good for you (things that are 'good-for-you' never taste great, right?)... i quickly learned to love kombucha. anyway, on the bottle it mentions 'strands', and i thought maybe they are invisible things that are floating around in the drink...



until i poured myself a cup of GT's Kombucha for lunch today....



not sure what to make of this... it seems 'bigger' than what a 'strand' should be, right?

3 comments:

Melody said...

eek. ew. did you drink this? maybe it was the ginger . . .
oh my.

yuko said...

no. i didn't drink it... kind of, seriously grossed out. next time, i think i look at the bottle before buying to look for larger 'floaters'...

Little Nutbrown Hare said...

When I first saw this in NY, I thought it was a fraud and such a misuse of the word!