Coffee, tea or kombucha?
This year our farmstand is offering a wider choice of refreshing drinks with the arrival of a new kombucha tap from Aqua ViTea of Middlebury, Vt. Aqua ViTea makes an assortment of raw, organic kombucha flavors including blood orange, hibiscus ginger lime and turmeric. You can fill a bottle or growler of your choice right from the tap. We also have pre-bottled Aqua ViTea kombucha in our dairy case.
What is this kombucha?
Kombucha is a drink made from tea, water and sugar fermented with a live culture of bacteria and yeast, similar to mother of vinegar. Originating in Manchuria more than 2,000 years ago, kombucha may take its name from the physician Kombu, who is said to have brought the beverage to Japan in the fifth century C.E. In modern times, its slight effervescence and bounty of enzymes and probiotics have made it a popular health drink.