Learn how to naturally carbonate and flavour probiotic rich Kombucha tea in this demonstration by Kerris from Fermented Betty. Kombucha has a taste similar to a lightly flavoured apple cider vinegar drink and teems with live bacteria that are beneficial for your gut health.
Kombucha (also tea mushroom, Manchurian mushroom, formal name: Medusomyces gisevii) is a variety of fermented, lightly effervescent sweetened black or green tea drinks commonly intended as functional beverages for their supposed health benefits. Kombucha is produced by fermenting tea using a "symbiotic 'colony' of bacteria and yeast" (SCOBY). Actual contributing microbial populations in SCOBY cultures vary, but the yeast component generally includes Saccharomyces and other species; and, the bacterial component almost always includes Gluconacetobacter xylinus to oxidize yeast-produced alcohols to acetic and other acids.
Kerris is an avid fermenter and a local Redcliffe resident. She has many years of experience in fermenting food and drink and is keen to pass on her knowledge to you, so that you may also reap the benefits of fermented foods.
Kerris is an educator who believes that we can all easily access these ferments without paying ridiculously high prices from health food stores. She believes that once the apprehension is taken away from this age-old practice, you will feel confident to tackle fermenting in your own home.
Kerris is a practical mum/wife at heart and grew up with a very budget conscious mother, so she knew that she could make these ferments at home saving herself a lot of money. She embarked on a journey of self-discovery and is delighted with where it has taken her today.
Kerris has been teaching fermenting workshops since 2014 and speaks at local community groups and local libraries, sharing her love of all things fermented.
She cannot wait to pass on her knowledge of fermenting to you!
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