What Is Kombucha & Why Is It So Healthy For You {Part 1}

96 responses

  1. irishis98
    March 11, 2013

    Trying to enter but there is no form on the page. This is exactly what I’m looking for.

    • hallecottis
      March 11, 2013

      @irishis98 Oh no, what browser are you using?  I see it on my end.

      • irishis98
        March 11, 2013

        The lastest Firefox browser looks like I’m not the only one having issues. the box is there to enter but there is no form @hallecottis

      • hallecottis
        March 11, 2013

        @irishis98 ok, let me look into it.  Thanks so much!

  2. Adrienne Whole New Mom
    March 11, 2013

    Hi Halle!  Great giveaway!  But the form isn’t working.  :(.

    • hallecottis
      March 11, 2013

      @Adrienne Whole New Mom It should work now :)  Thanks Adrienne!

  3. Carol G
    March 11, 2013

    I was able to log in and then was able to see the form, but it would not work and kept showing 0 entries earned. I tried it twice.

    • hallecottis
      March 11, 2013

      @Carol G Ok, I think I fixed it…could you try again?

  4. Susan H
    March 11, 2013

    love kombucha and thanks for doing this series to give your readers more information.

  5. hallecottis
    March 11, 2013

    Alright, sorry about that!  I think it is all fixed now!  Let me know if you should have any other issues!  Thanks everyone for informing me of this issue :)

  6. CynthiaWinter
    March 11, 2013

    I like kombucha but I’m a little nervous about making it at home.

    • Daryl Ann
      March 11, 2013

      @CynthiaWinter It’s the easiest thing you will ever  make. I was a little hesitant at first. But now it can’t brew fast enough.

  7. Carol G
    March 11, 2013

    Well, I just tried to enter again and this time it worked. I was totally addicted to the Kombucha sold at the stores and I would buy it buy the case. Great give away! Thanks!

  8. Adrienne Whole New Mom
    March 11, 2013

    I love it but last time I tried it it didn’t love me….but my family wants me to start making it again – thanks!

  9. RoxanaSaez
    March 11, 2013

    I have never had Kombucha but I am excited to try….I see it all over the health blogs. I already make my own fermented veggies and do kvass to help keep me healthy and happy. This is a great giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity :O) :O) :O)

  10. kathp1955
    March 11, 2013

    Always wanted a scoby

  11. irishis98
    March 11, 2013

    Done except for the tweet thing I didn’t understand that one, I’ll rely on the luck of the Irish and hope for the best :)

  12. Daryl Ann
    March 11, 2013

    I have just started making kombucha and I can’t get enough of it. I love it.  My batch finally got a baby scoby. Yoo hoo.

  13. Brianna
    March 11, 2013

    I have read so much about kombucha before, but still have not just gone ahead and got started making it.

  14. bonnie lucas
    March 11, 2013

    Yum Kombucha! But so Expensive to buy on my own. I would love to win the set for me and my 2 boys :)

  15. Sandy N
    March 11, 2013

    I’ve heard of it, but never knew what it was! I just love tea… does it taste like tea?

    • hallecottis
      March 11, 2013

      Not really.  It kind of has a unique flavor that resembles ginger ale with a little ACV, but it is excellent!

  16. SherryTCOH
    March 11, 2013

    Would love to try this! Thanks for entries!
    Sherry

  17. Stuart Pierce
    March 11, 2013

    I drink tea almost every day as it is — I’ve got to try this.

  18. Dana Smyre
    March 11, 2013

    I just ordered it from the site. Can’t wait to be started, I’ve been wanting to for a while!

  19. Jan W
    March 11, 2013

    I have to say, it doesn’t sound or look appetizing to me, but I did taste a little (store-bought) that a friend was drinking, and it wasn’t bad!  I’m guessing homemade would be better?  The healthiest people I know are all kombucha drinkers!

  20. patannon
    March 11, 2013

    I love kombucha and would like to start making my own.

  21. Whole Lifestyle Nutrition
    March 11, 2013

    Dana Sara will have it shipped out in no time. You will be brewing right along with my post coming out.

  22. Dana Smyre
    March 11, 2013

    Yayyyyyy! I’m SO excited. Your post MADE me do it.

  23. Corinne
    March 11, 2013

    Just started my very first batch of kombucha last Friday. Not sure it will turn out as the scoby given to me has been sitting in my fridge for a couple months (submerged in kombucha). I would love to have the kit and try again. Thanks for the giveaway!

  24. leanab
    March 11, 2013

    I love Kombucha and i am excited to start making my own!

  25. angdimaggio
    March 11, 2013

    I would love to try to make my own!

  26. Holly
    March 11, 2013

    I have always wanted to try to make my own kombucha.  I hope I win the starter.

  27. TereGonzales
    March 12, 2013

    Thank You for this.
    This is going to be amazing.Can’t wait for Thursday’s lesson.I have been wanting to make my own,but had forgotten where I had first heard about the scobies.Thank You.

  28. purljamr
    March 12, 2013

    I love ginger ale, so I’m gonna try it!

  29. Jennifer
    March 12, 2013

    Love, love, love homemade Kombucha!!!

  30. sanielj
    March 12, 2013

    we drink kombucha in the office everyday-so yummy but it is getting expensive-DIY would be great!

  31. Kymber
    March 12, 2013

    I REALLY want to make my own

  32. Fibia
    March 12, 2013

    I would love to win. Have been trying to get a starter for a while, but it hasn’t been in the budget. Thank you for the giveaway.

  33. Mamaof5150
    March 12, 2013

    Would love to win and get started making kombucha for my family!

  34. Medic1060
    March 12, 2013

    I have heard of kombucha and would be interested in trying to make my own. Maybe I can win? :-)

  35. ChristineOpperBowles
    March 13, 2013

    Im willing to try this too!!

  36. simplysusan
    March 13, 2013

    Entering

  37. laura4cbca
    March 14, 2013

    I love the taste of kombucha and love the idea of having something so healthy to drink. Thanks for a chance to win!

  38. StephanieBarnesIllick
    March 14, 2013

    Thank you for this post I have been looking for more info on Kombucha!

  39. Brian Dao
    March 14, 2013

    Had a Kombucha for the first time :) Very refreshing

  40. Sandyjy
    March 15, 2013

    I’m looking forward to making my own kombucha!

  41. Kief83
    March 15, 2013

    I love trying new things and Kombucha sounds, like a great drink with amazing benefits.

  42. Ginny
    March 16, 2013

    Bring on the kombucha!

  43. the4lilleys
    March 18, 2013

    I love kombucha!

  44. Annette McCollum
    March 18, 2013

    Love this stuff!

  45. Dana Smyre
    March 18, 2013

    I got my kit today! Can’t wait to open tomorrow and get it started! :)

  46. Jenandmore
    March 18, 2013

    My sister has been making it – I’d love to get started.

  47. melopoly526
    March 18, 2013

    I have been looking into making Kombucha lately. this is helpful. Thanks!

  48. Jennifer Gray Reimer
    March 18, 2013

    I’m brewing my third batch! Love it!

  49. WendyZeimantz
    March 18, 2013

    I got a scoby from a freecycler once. It was fun. I would like to do it again. I know that it is supposed to be really good for you.

  50. Tamara
    March 19, 2013

    Am just starting to do kombucha.  This was be awesome!  Great article!

  51. RitaChiricuzio
    March 19, 2013

    Just discovered this site via Pinterest, and I love it!

    • hallecottis
      March 19, 2013

      @RitaChiricuzio Welcome Rita and Thanks :)

  52. Tracy Carver
    March 19, 2013

    I tried a different Kombucha brand and this time, no moldy taste! It was quite good.

  53. Whole Lifestyle Nutrition
    March 19, 2013

    Good to hear! Sounds like you got a bad batch before :(

  54. Tracy Carver
    March 19, 2013

    My one mistake this time was buying one for energy and drinking it at night! At least it was a Friday night!

  55. Sara Mize
    March 19, 2013

    We use a seed warming mat to help our Kombucha. Its on top of our fridge so its about 73-75 still not super warm but we keep our house about 68. Before that we had our camping cooler and put our kombucha jars in there with one jar that was filled with hot water and closed the cooler lid, refilling the jar with hot water twice a day and leaving the lid open a few hours a day.

  56. Whole Lifestyle Nutrition
    March 19, 2013

    I have a seed warming mat, great idea!!

  57. BlessedCP
    March 19, 2013

    Thanks for great info.  My friend is giving a talk at our homeschool group on Thursday about kombucha.

  58. Tracey46
    March 19, 2013

    This family LOVES kombucha!!!

  59. Clintonj9g6h
    March 19, 2013
  60. Alissabeth
    March 19, 2013

    This is one thing I’m gearing up to try. Just haven’t made it there yet. Kind of a little intimidated, freaked out by it though, lol!

  61. RebeccaHaley
    March 19, 2013

    I’ve been wanting to try this, Just no money for start up.

  62. LaRene
    March 20, 2013

    You just answered all my questions about Kombucha…at some point I will try this.

  63. Racheal
    March 20, 2013

    Wow! This sounds really amazing. I would love to win one and try it. :)

  64. ScreaminSardine
    March 21, 2013

    I’ve heard about Kombucha but never really knew what it is.  I’m very interested in making my own.  I already do with kefir and would love to try this!

  65. irishis98
    March 24, 2013

    Do I keep using the same scoby over and over?

    • hallecottis
      March 24, 2013

      @irishis98 yes you use the same one and your new batch will create a new one with every brew.

  66. Kortney
    March 24, 2013

    I would love to win the starter kit!! Thanks for the chance!!

  67. JenniferLinden
    March 24, 2013

    I was trying to grow a SCOBY from scratch, but I don’t think it’s working.  :)  I’d LOVE to win a starter kit from you!

  68. Tessa Williams Simpson
    March 28, 2013

    Can’t wait to attempt this again myself! My kids and I LOVE kombucha and it is ridiculously expensive! Even my two year old can say it, “I want bucha mamma!”

  69. Deb Newton
    April 2, 2013

    So what does it taste like?  Do you add natural sweeteners to sweeten it?

  70. Healthy Energy Guy
    February 9, 2014

    Im liking the organic kit idea. One of my favorite brands of kombucha (Live Soda) is all organic and is only 60 calories. They keep the calories low using stevia I believe. I want to try my first batch. Hoping for something similar where its lower in calories but great tasting. I also love the fizz. I think thats the natural fermentation.

  71. Jamie
    April 8, 2014

    Halle,

    Thanks for the great info on Kombucha. I’m a HUGE advocate for Kombucha and the health/wellness benefits it provides. On to part 2!

  72. Soulmann
    February 24, 2015

    I have problems with anything fermented, that includes breads and any beers, wines etc… In my case it is a sensitivity to some of the by-products from the fermenting process, I even tried Kefir, with the same results. Absolutely delicious, but my system does not tolerate it well, so you are not alone.

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