If you’ve decided that staying healthy is one of your new year’s resolutions, then it’s time you added some kombucha to your daily diet. This effervescent tea drink is delicious and good for you–what more do you want? It’s widely available in stores, but why not save a little green and try making some kombucha at home. Check out what our friends at Seattle Magazine have come up with for brewing your very own batch of kombucha.

So you say you brew your own beer. Big whoop. Do you brew your own kombucha? Embraced by Seattleites for its purported health properties (eliminating toxins, increasing energy), the fermented tea beverage known as kombucha has long been sold prebottled in local stores.

But in 2010, Seattle company Goldfinch Kombucha (goldfinchkombucha.com) seized hold of our city’s craze for all things homemade by creating a DIY Kombucha Kit ($25), which includes a 1-gallon glass jar, green-tea bags, organic sugar and—here’s the crucial part—a mat of symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast, or SCOBY (aka the “mushroom” or “mother”).

Though this blob looks straight out of sci-fi, it’s what makes the magic happen, and locals love it.

To learn more about brewing your own batch of Kombucha, read the full article here.

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