Kombucha tea: Friend or foe?

Kombucha tea has become exceedingly trendy lately amongst the healthfully conscious, and stars such as Lindsay Lohan and Madonna have even been spotted sipping on the tea. But is it really the magical cure-all it claims to be?

BY MARGARET MORGAN What do kombucha tea and sourdough bread have in common? They both are bred from a “mother,” a solid mass that is a culture of yeast and bacteria often called a mushroom or SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast).

Gehri brews her own fermented tea, commonly known as kombucha, in the comfort of her Bellingham home. Kombucha is a mix of tea, live cultures and sugar that creates an acidic, vinegar-like taste. The sugar mixes with the tea and the culture converts

BY MARGARET MORGAN What do kombucha tea and sourdough bread have in common? They both are bred from a “mother,” a solid mass that is a culture of yeast and bacteria often called a mushroom or SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast).

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