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OMG, KOMBUCHA PROHIBITION!!!!!1

So, yeah, we heard, it’s bad. Here (http://tinyurl.com/286y8jw) is a New York Times bit on the government take over of the kombucha industry. Ridiculus hype and BS politics is what this is. Mouth wash, vanilla extract and many other things that have much higher alcohol contents aren’t regulated like beer or wine. Ultimately, It should be up to the brewers putting their bottles on the shelf to make sure that their kombucha tea isn’t getting people drunk (although I have seen no documented case of this happening).
Many fermented foods and beverages have trace amounts of naturally occurring alcohol. When drinking or eating anything fermented or otherwise you should trust your body and taste. If it tastes like/feels like/is alcoholic, don’t drink it. A good way to avoid this whole mess is to make your own at home and test it with a devise like a vinometer or a hydrometer when you’re ready to drink it. I will be testing our kombucha tea for alcohol content from now on and our starter kits are still available and they don’t have any alcohol in them.
This is all hype and I hope that this won’t talk people out of drinking safe non-boozy kombucha.
Our kombucha wine is another story…

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Busy Busy Busy

I want to start with an apology to anyone who has tried to contact us in the last week, there is a LOT going on with the us right now.
The San Francisco Bay Area Kombucha Kollective is in the process of moving our whole operation to a new space. If anyone has any useful info on kitchen spaces that would be much appreciated. We are still in business during this move, it’s just going to be a little slower than usual and based out of San Francisco.
Again, we still have starter kits for sale and the bay area’s best kombucha tea, it’s just might take a few days to get it to you and we deeply apologize for the inconvenience.
In other news, we’ve got a new batch of green tea based organic kombucha ready right now, so reserve yours before it’s all gone!

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