A few years ago, I got sick. Real sick. I won’t go into the specifics, but pretty much, It felt like I was gonna die. After about 6 days of me on my supposed death bed, my roommate at the time took me to the hospital, and as it turns out I had Swine Flu, in conjunction with an Intestinal Virus (I would get both at once). The doctor prescribed me some medicine, instructed my roommate to keep me well hydrated and sent me on my sickly way. Slowly but surely I began to recover.
Good news, I lived.
When I was finally sort of ready to go back to work, I filled my coworkers in on the horrific details of my illness, in between the residual coughing and sneezing. That’s when one girl suggested I drink some Kombucha to help me feel 100% again.
Kombucha, for those of you who don’t know, is a fermented tea drink with live cultures in it that promote overall body wellness.
Every time she is feeling under the weather, she stocks up. Why? As she so charmingly put it “It knocks the s*** out of me.”
I was sold. On my break from work I ran up to the corner produce market and bought a bottle of GT’s Kombucha in Divine Grape. Boy! Nothing could have prepared me for the taste, the smell, or the feeling of live culture in your mouth. But I chugged it down.
And you know what, the next morning, I felt GREAT.
Since then, I have made a point to drink Kombucha when I’m feeling sicky, but also just when the mood strikes me. Because at this point, I have grown accustomed to, and actually started to enjoy the flavor of it.
There are others though, who can’t get over some aspect of GT’s intense Kombucha, and for them I recommend Healing Springs Kombucha the Raw Honey flavor is fantastic. Or for beginners, Healing Springs is a great way to ease your way into the Kombucha movement.
It has a more subdued effervescence and a milder taste with smaller cultures floating around.
I have friends who swear by it, others who drink it in place of coffee every morning swearing all the while that it invigorates them more than a cup of joe, and others who are more like me and just drink it when they feel like it.
At least in San Francisco, I haven’t seen it in as many places as I see GT’s, mostly just in specialty organic markets, but that could be because GT has been around since 1995 and Healthy since 2004.
I would recommend Healthy Springs to every one who wants to try Kombucha, and to die hard fans looking for some new flavors!