Refrigerator cases in retail locations from Whole Foods to convenience stores are becoming increasingly filled with glass bottles of this probiotic brew. One of the first brands to make a splash on the scene was Los Angeles-based GT’s; now a number of other brewers are crafting recipes that blend different flavors with the fermented SCOBY tea base. From fruits to greens and everything in between, kombucha has become a drink category all its own with variety, innovation, craft, and artisanal fusions, with new fizzy flavors and blends being added regularly.
Check the alcohol content — the legal limit is 0.5% maximum, but some varieties have more of a kick and a 21+ drinking age. Taste test to find your faves; some current taste trends include the use of beets, cinnamon, lavender, or turmeric. The shape as well as the color of glass used for the bottles vary (many companies favor amber hues to ideally increase the live drinks shelf power). We’ve noticed that the people and companies who love kombucha enough to brew it to share consistently care about the probiotic content, sugar levels, environmental impacts, flavor palates, and quality of their kombucha product. This gives us a plethora of options to enjoy! While we can’t keep up with all the kombucha purveyors across the country, the following is a selection.
After compiling and writing a feature article on the many benefits of drinking kombucha we’re inviting you–our reader– to vote on your favorite brands and flavors of kombucha. You can read All About Kombucha Here and enjoy other related articles in the section following this post.
Check out our list below and please add any kombucha brands we missed to help everyone stay informed.
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Tiffany Caronia was initially lured to the mat by yoga’s physical benefits, but she soon discovered the profound impact the practice of yoga had on her overall well-being. Working as a publicist for over 10 years, Tiffany immediately noticed the practice’s invaluable effects- reduced anxiety, relief from depression, improved focus, more contentment and acceptance for what is. The practice of yoga quickly became a way of life for Tiffany and she was inspired to share its benefits with others.
Tiffany has studied extensively with Annie Carpenter, holding an advanced certification in Carpenter’s SmartFLOW Yoga methodology. She has also studied yoga therapy at Loyola Marymount University and continues to practice and study with teacher Alexandria Crow. Tiffany’s alignment and anatomically driven classes teach students to move slowly and mindfully. By instructing students how to move into the poses, she teaches them to move with intention and focus their attention so that they can make wise decisions based on the present moment. It’s this skill of concentration — cultivated on the yoga mat — that students can take into their daily lives so they can live with more clarity, awareness and maybe even a little more ease.