Kombucha Revolution: 75 Recipes For Homemade Brews, Fixers, Elixirs, And Mixers

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Kombucha Revolution: 75 Recipes For Homemade Brews, Fixers, Elixirs, And Mixers

by Ken Koopman, Stephen Lee

Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony | June 3, 2014 | Hardcover

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This guide from the founder of Kombucha Wonder Drink demystifies the process of brewing kombucha at home and offers recipes for using it in infusions, smoothies, cocktails, and more.

The Wonder Drink

Kombucha—a fizzy, fermented tea-based beverage packed with probiotics, vitamins, and enzymes—has home brewers salivating. And who better to guide you through the brewing process than a tea guru with more than forty years of experience under his belt? Stephen Lee, cofounder of Tazo Tea and Stash Tea, turned his attention to fermented tea and founded Kombucha Wonder Drink in 2001. In Kombucha Revolution, Lee reveals the secrets to brewing the perfect batch of kombucha and caring for your very own SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast). He also shares his favorite recipes—plus contributions from brewers, bartenders, and chefs like “Kombucha Mamma” Hannah Crum and Wildwood’s Dustin Clark—for infusing your brew with fruits, herbs, and spices, and incorporating it into juices, smoothies, sauces, snacks, sweets, and cocktails.

With recipes for Lavender–Green Tea Kombucha, Cranberry Bitters Cocktails, Kombucha Vinegar, Green Smoothies, Kombucha Lime Ceviche,  and Kombucha Pear Sorbet, mixing this healthful brew into your everyday lifestyle has never been so revolutionary.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 160 pages, 9.31 × 6.77 × 0.7 in

Published: June 3, 2014

Publisher: Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1607745984

ISBN - 13: 9781607745983

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Kombucha Revolution: 75 Recipes For Homemade Brews, Fixers, Elixirs, And Mixers

by Ken Koopman, Stephen Lee

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 160 pages, 9.31 × 6.77 × 0.7 in

Published: June 3, 2014

Publisher: Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1607745984

ISBN - 13: 9781607745983

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Introduction   Kombucha. It’s been called the “elixir of life,” a cure-all that detoxifies the body, aids digestion, reenergizes the mind, and even helps reverse the symptoms of cancer. Drink several glasses of this fermented tea a day and, according to some, its healing properties will lower cholesterol, help with weight loss, reduce hot flashes, and create a general sense of well-being. Its origins are shrouded in mystery. Two-thousand-year-old fables tell of exhausted warriors rejuvenating their weary bodies by drinking a fermented concoction infused with tea leaves. Even its name, pronounced com-BOO-cha, connotes something both alien and ancient. Nobody seems to know where it came from or how long it’s been around. I discovered kombucha on one of my many tea-selling trips to Russia. I had been in the tea business for more than twenty years at the time, and while  I had heard about this exotic tea drink called kombucha, I had never tasted it. One night I was having dinner with an associate at his St. Petersburg apartment. Peter lived with his mother—I knew her only as Mrs. Lisovski—and after a wonderful meal of borscht, piroshkies, and lots of pickled vegetables, I excused myself to use their loo. On my way down the narrow hall, I looked through an open door on my right and saw something strange. There, on the nightstand next to Mrs. Lisovski’s bed, was a one-gallon jug of brownish liquid with cheesecloth stretched over t
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 
Introduction 
Chapter 1:  HOME BREWS AND INFUSIONS 
Chapter 2: JUICES AND SMOOTHIES  
Chapter 3: SPIRITED COCKTAILS 
Chapter 4: DRESSINGS AND DUNKS 
Chapter 5: KOMBUCHA AT THE TABLE 
Chapter 6:  SWEETS AND ICES 
About the Authors 
Credits 
Measurement Conversion Chart 
Index 
 

From the Publisher

This guide from the founder of Kombucha Wonder Drink demystifies the process of brewing kombucha at home and offers recipes for using it in infusions, smoothies, cocktails, and more.

The Wonder Drink

Kombucha—a fizzy, fermented tea-based beverage packed with probiotics, vitamins, and enzymes—has home brewers salivating. And who better to guide you through the brewing process than a tea guru with more than forty years of experience under his belt? Stephen Lee, cofounder of Tazo Tea and Stash Tea, turned his attention to fermented tea and founded Kombucha Wonder Drink in 2001. In Kombucha Revolution, Lee reveals the secrets to brewing the perfect batch of kombucha and caring for your very own SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast). He also shares his favorite recipes—plus contributions from brewers, bartenders, and chefs like “Kombucha Mamma” Hannah Crum and Wildwood’s Dustin Clark—for infusing your brew with fruits, herbs, and spices, and incorporating it into juices, smoothies, sauces, snacks, sweets, and cocktails.

With recipes for Lavender–Green Tea Kombucha, Cranberry Bitters Cocktails, Kombucha Vinegar, Green Smoothies, Kombucha Lime Ceviche,  and Kombucha Pear Sorbet, mixing this healthful brew into your everyday lifestyle has never been so revolutionary.

About the Author

STEPHEN LEE has cofounded and sold two of the country''s best-known tea brands, Tazo Tea and Stash Tea. After discovering kombucha on one of his tea importing trips to Russia, Stephen launched Kombucha Wonder Drink in 2001. It can now be found in natural foods stores, grocery stores, pubs, spas, hotels, college campuses, and coffee and tea houses across the country. He also recently launched Tea Tibet, a not-for-profit tea company benefiting Tibet.

Editorial Reviews

“Whether you’re first hearing about kombucha right this second or you’ve been filling your fridge with it for years, spend ten minutes with Kombucha Revolution and you’ll be leaping from your seat to try brewing it. Even as a longtime kombucha brewer myself, I found Stephen Lee’s detailed recipes for making and using  kombucha to be eye-opening. He’s doing things with kombucha that I never imagined, and I can’t wait to try every single one of them.”
—Emma Christensen, recipe editor at The Kitchn and author of True Brews