Reasons to Make Your Own Kombucha

I came across the very interesting website of a nutritionist and food fermentation expert Sarah Ramsden.  She is from Toronto, Ontario and offers classes on how to ferment fearlessly.  She offers online video classes for learning to ferment foods and making kombucha.  This is great because, well, a trip to Toronto for a fermentation class is out of the question.  Thank goodness for the Internet :).  She created a wonderful infographic detailing what the annual cost of a daily dose of store bought kombucha would be compared to a home brew.  I’ll let the image speak for itself.



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Are you convinced yet?  


28 comments for “Reasons to Make Your Own Kombucha

  1. October 7, 2014 at 10:27 am

    i like the savings 😀
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  2. October 7, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Wow, I would have never thought how beneficial a make-at-home version would be. Thanks for sharing!
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  3. October 7, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    I have never heard of kombucha before… what it is?? Something you drink But why? is it healthy? taste good? I feel so out of the loop

    • October 7, 2014 at 1:26 pm

      It is a fermented beverage made from black, green or white tea or combinations thereof. The SCOBY or symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast provides the probiotics for digestive health and yeast culture that will eventually make it fizz. I like it because it’s a better alternative to pop and it’s a non-dairy source of probiotics. I’m reading a book right now called

        Kombucha: The Amazing Probiotic Tea That Cleanses, Heals, Energizes and Detoxifies

      , by Eric and Jessica Childs. They claim that once they discovered and started drinking kombucha regularly it helped him get rid of acne vulgaris and helped her alleviate digestive ills that no doctor was able to diagnose or treat successfully. From this they started their own kombucha business in NYC. I’ve read their directions now I just need to either culture or acquire my own SCOBY to start brewing.

    • October 7, 2014 at 10:00 pm

      I didn’t know either so I’m glad I’m not the only one who didnt know 🙂
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  4. October 7, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    You know, I’ve never tried kombucha, The price was a factor. Maybe i’ll give making it a try and see what I think!
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    • October 7, 2014 at 1:19 pm

      I never thought of making it myself until I tried it, loved it and couldn’t see myself paying $3 or more a bottle into perpetuity. Try it first. Either you love it or you hate it.

  5. Stephanie
    October 7, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    I have never had kombucha. I should try it.

  6. Melodi Steinberg
    October 7, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    I don’t know much about this beverage. Does it have alcohol in it?

    • October 7, 2014 at 1:17 pm

      Less than half a percent. It typically runs about 0.2% just like soda.

  7. October 7, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    What is Kombucha?! I do like the cost savings of making things at home!
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  8. October 7, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    I’ll be honest, I didn’t know what Kombucha was until reading your post. It sounds like the benefits are fantastic. Based on the information you provided, making your own sounds like the way to go.
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  9. October 7, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    I’ve never heard of this so I had to Google.. Is it tea? The price difference is amazing!

  10. October 7, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    What a fabulous way to put things in perspective! I LOVE Kambucha and have been making it for a little over a year now. Simple Fabulous!
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  11. October 7, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    Sure is a big savings. Will give it a shot one of these days.
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  12. October 7, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Wow, what a savings. Honestly, i haven’t heard of it before but the benefits sound amazing.
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  13. October 7, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    I have never even heard of kombucha before.
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  14. October 7, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    Haha you’ve convinced. Haven’t seen Kombuca in a while, might awhile might be time to give it a twirl.
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  15. October 8, 2014 at 8:37 am

    I love Kombucha just hate the price. Thanks for the link I’ll definitely give it a whirl and hopefully cut down on an expensive habit.
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  16. October 8, 2014 at 8:53 am

    I was beginning to wonder what this was until I saw it answered in the comments. I’ll definitely think about trying it more, I had never even heard about this. Gotta love the savings either way.
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  17. October 8, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Wow, that is a HUGE Difference in cost! I love saving money anywhere I can.

  18. Jenn
    October 8, 2014 at 9:27 am

    I always see this and have never tried it because it was so pricey! Maybe I’ll give the old ‘make at home’ a try!

  19. October 8, 2014 at 9:27 am

    My father used to make his own. It is smarter.
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  20. October 8, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Making things like this at home is such a money saver! Great way to cut down on expenses.
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  21. Angela S
    October 8, 2014 at 10:16 am

    I recently had kombuch for the first time and love it. I had no idea what I was missing out on before!

  22. October 8, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    I practically have to have kombucha everyday. I need to kick my $700 a year addiction by making my own kombucha.
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  23. October 8, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Kombucha is on my list of things to start making! I just need to do it once to figure out the process and then it won’t seem so daunting.
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  24. October 9, 2014 at 10:07 am

    I’ve never heard of kombucha so this is really interesting, and wow what a savings!
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