I wanted to come and share another weird and wonderful national day with you. Today is the first ever National Booch Day! I am sure there are more than a few of you who wonder, what the heck is booch day? To be honest, I was not 100% sure what it meant. I thought it might have something to do with Komucha but I was not sure so I looked it up online and sure enough, today is the day to celebrate this wonderful probiotic drink.
So what is Komucha? It is a drink that has been around since at least 220 B.C. It is a fermented blend of tea (oolong, green, black, or white), sugar, and a scoby. A scoby is a mass of bacteria that will bring all the good probiotic bacteria to this drink and ferment it into an effervescent delight. You can find many commercial brands in stores or you can brew your own at home. I have done this myself in small batches and have been very pleased with the results. It is not a difficult process, it just takes a time.
When I gave up soda years ago, I turned to komucha as a replacement. I love tart tastes and it was easy to find tart, bubbly komuchas I loved. There is a wide variety on the market now to meet just about ever taste from sweet to sour and some even come with chia seeds. Or visit Kegerator for more information on home-brewing your own kombucha. Besides being a very tasty drink, kombucha contains billions of healthy probiotics, loads of B vitamins, and antioxidants. How doesn't need that?
So why not celebrate today by giving komucha a try? You might find a new favorite drink.