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Tea Briefing: Kombucha

Kombucha has been brewed in homes for centuries if not millennia. Starting with a pot of sweet tea, a SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast) is added to the brew and left alone for a week. The resulting tangy-sweet beverage delights the senses and the living nutrition invigorates the body. Kombucha and kombucha-based...

Federal Authorities Warn Manufacturers to Limit Alcohol in Kombucha

Five years ago the threat of legal action against retailers of kombucha, a fermented tea, precipitated a crisis that led many firms, including Whole Foods Market, to pull all kombucha from their shelves because trace amounts of alcohol exceeded federal limits. Manufacturers initiated expensive voluntary recalls. In most instances the tea left the manufacturer...