The Great Kombucha Review — #1 Kombucha Kat
"Kombucha (also tea mushroom, Manchurian mushroom, formal name: Medusomyces gisevii) is a variety of fermented, lightly effervescent sweetened black or green tea drinks that are commonly intended as functional beverages for their supposed health benefits."
The first subject in my little review of Kombucha brands is the lucky Kombucha Kat. I bought this one from Oxford Street Selfridges, and must admit the packaging was the first thing that caught my eye. Such a lovely little bottle that echoes the traditional, home made nature of Kombucha paired with minimal branding. Lush.
The little pop and fizz as I opened the tin cap was awesome, such a nice little touch in comparison to a screw lid.
If you've never tried Kombucha before, I suggest you do asap. It's difficult to grasp the taste and feel of the stuff without physically drinking it — there's a slightly vinegar-esque taste to it which the thought of might put you off, but give it the benefit of the doubt.
This particular brand is really light and refreshing — I compare it to a super light beer, it's got that slightly bitter taste that an alcoholic drink would have, but in a pleasant way. The fizziness does depend on the age of the brew, but mine was just the right amount. It was somewhere in between still and fizzy, so felt really easy to digest.
I love the fact that the bottle mentions that it's brewed in small batches. It makes the whole product seem so much more genuine and true to its theme. Knowing how strong the health benefits are teamed with the fact that each one of these bottles has been made by hand and given special attention makes it more than worth the price.
I definitely recommend this for a little health boost and a dose of friendly bacteria!