Today I tried Kombucha for the first time. I picked up GT’s Gingerberry at Whole Foods the other day, mostly due to curiosity. Kombucha’s become such a craze in the blogosphere and also at Whole Foods; some people will buy a huge weekly supply, and those that do, say they love it. After researching a bit, I decided I’d give kombucha a try, though I’ve been hesitant. People say it tastes…different, vinegary even. How could that be good?
I was surprised when I first opened it and it fizzed like a soda. Then I remembered it was fermented, like beer, and the carbonation thus made sense.
I won’t lie, I definitely grimaced upon first sip. It is different, but the taste definitely grows on you. The Gingerberry flavor had a strong ginger flavor, but I couldn’t taste the blueberry puree. After a few sips, though, I started to enjoy the drink. It’s like a natural soda with very strong flavor, not very sweet, but tasty in its own right. I drank about half of the bottle today, as carbonated drinks really fill me up. I’ll probably finish the second half tomorrow.
I’ve read about the many health benefits of kombucha, and I wonder if it actually delivers. Overall, my first kombucha was an exciting and successful experience.
Have you ever tried kombucha? What’s your favorite flavor?
Have you reaped any health benefits from drinking kombucha?