Tag Archives: tea

Pickled Tea: A Unique Fermented Food

I first heard about “pickled tea” about a month ago, and was immediately intrigued; is the tea actually pickled or fermented?  Is it something you eat, drink, or both?  How is it used traditionally?  I decided to do a little digging, and hopefully a little tasting for myself. Pickled tea, also called lahpet, is indeed […]

Kombucha Vs. The Feds : Who Will Win The Battle?

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau and kombucha brewers are at war! Their back and forth battle has been in the news quite a bit lately and it sure it causing a stir within the fermentation and beverage industries. Kombucha is being attacked for supposedly mislabeling itself as a non-alcoholic beverage on market shelves. The Alcohol and Tobacco […]

Tap Take-Over: Kombucha, Kefir Soda & Shrubs

Do you know where your SCOBY is? How’s your booch hanging? Got shrub? If you aren’t familiar with these terms, you will be soon. Fermentation is hitting the food and beverage market as one the hottest new trends of 2015, like Birkenstocks and beards. Fermentation advocates on the frontline of this trend swear by its […]