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Hi All,

I recently got hooked on kombucha, and with hot weather coming up it makes for a very healthy and refreshing drink (for all of you who don't know about it here is a decent site http://www.seedsofhealth.co.uk/ferme...kombucha.shtml).

With the move from NYC I have not been able to take my kombucha with me, so now I am looking for anyone who would have a scoby (starter culture) to share with me. Will pick up anywhere in Zurich area.

I will play it forward and will be sure to return the favor to anyone else needing one in the future.

Thanks!
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Re: Kombucha

i'm from ny too and i had the best kombucha that i left behind as well! love that stuff- don't have any here and the only thing i've seen is that bottled crap but if you find some let me know and i'll do the same...
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Re: Kombucha

I've never been able to get past the idea <shudder>

... then again, I suppose I eat cheese...
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Re: Kombucha

They are available at every Coop me thinks. Carpe Diem it's called. Can't comment on its quality, ok tasting to me, am not addicted.
http://www.carpediem.com/
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Re: Kombucha

There are some videos on youtube on making a mother but you have to start with some black tea, sugar and .... kombucha tea.

There are some instructions on the internet for making kombucha tea once you have the mother...

It's all very round-about it seems.



After a bit of poking around, it seems there actually is an "exchange" for scoby babies, you can see the whole list here.

I made the mistake of looking for "Switzerland" on the list but the posts from folks here in Switzerland are listed under CH actually. (There are 18 listings for Switzerland, sorted by postal code.)


And, I'm going with MathNut on this... I'm not sure I could drink something I actually SAW become or make use of a "science project." Beer, wine, cheese, I know it is all fermented as well but at least I don't see it.
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Re: Kombucha

but once you get past it, it really takes good and you feel a difference. better than coffee in the morning.

peg a you're an ace- when i get my mutha (as i like to say ) i'm gonna invite you over for a tea...
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Re: Kombucha

Peg you rock. Thanks!! You really should try it. And similar to wine and beer you don't have to watch it being made, just enjoy....

Amaraya and anyone else in the future just PM me if you want a kombucha scoby.
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Re: Kombucha

I am pretty sure I've had that Carpe Diem stuff before and can not remember finding it vile.
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They are available at every Coop me thinks. Carpe Diem it's called. Can't comment on its quality, ok tasting to me, am not addicted.
I'm not sure you can compare it with the real one you've made grow yourself.
But you know my beliefs..... there's more than we can see and feel.....

@Peg A : thank you for the link
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kombucha

Some members have been looking for a reliable supplier of Kumbocha -.

I have had good results from this source:

http://www.kombucha-shop.de/

I bought 2 starter kits and am now brewing my 3rd lot of Kumbocha tea- this time with green instead of black tea. So far the results have been super.

Amazon.co.uk also has various books in English about Kumbocha
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Re: Kombucha

I used to drink the delicious Synergy brow back in the USA. I miss it so much. Carpe Diem just doesn't cut it for me, I find the taste a bit off, and anyway it's pasteurized so most of it's benefits are gone. When I moved down here a few years back I got a scoby from the kombucha exchange website but my brewing was a total disaster

I'm trying again with a culture from kombucha-shop.de and crossing fingers...
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Re: Kombucha

I am pronouncing this word as,
Cum bukka

puts me off drinking it.
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i'm from ny too and i had the best kombucha that i left behind as well! love that stuff- don't have any here and the only thing i've seen is that bottled crap but if you find some let me know and i'll do the same...
You can buy unbottled drinks. Or you can make your own.
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i'm from ny too and i had the best kombucha that i left behind as well! love that stuff- don't have any here and the only thing i've seen is that bottled crap but if you find some let me know and i'll do the same...
Oh this is so exciting to find a Kombucha thread! I was thinking of bringing a "mother" back with me from a friend in the states but now I know I can order one over here! I agree the Carpe Diem over here is 'bottled crap' with none of the benefits from true unpasteurized Kombucha. If a person was to get a good batch going, this would be a great idea for a stand in the Market!
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Re: Kombucha

Kombucha Cultures with Organic Kombucha Starter Tea. My Kombucha Cultures are a full grown culture that has fermented for a minimum of 14 days in separate glass containers


Rain 2, Zumikon
In Zürich Stadelhofen sit on the Forhbahn S18 Via Zumikon
get off in Maiacher and walk about 200 m

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Re: Kombucha

[QUOTE=rensoli;1208576]Kombucha Cultures with Organic Kombucha Starter Tea. My Kombucha Cultures are a full grown culture that has fermented for a minimum of 14 days in separate glass containers


Rain 2, Zumikon
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get off in Maiacher and walk about 200 m


You can call us to be sure that we are home

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Re: Kombucha

The kombucha by Carpe Diem is quite good if you don't have time for brewing your own....
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Re: Kombucha

I disagree, when you compare Carpe Diem to home brew there really is no comparison...
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Re: Kombucha

Hi Rolando,
I found this thread when searching for Kombucha cultures. Are you still fermenting? If so, am I able to have one of your Kombucha 'babies'? (har- sounds like a bad pick up line).

Peace,
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