Legend of Kombucha & Origin of World Kombucha Day 221 BC “The most famous legend of Kombucha’s origin dates it to the Qin dynasty (221-206 BCE) during which time … it was referred to as the “Tea of Immortality.” The emperor Qin Shi Huang (秦始皇) is said to have sought to lengthen his life by […]

We are always searching for ways to create additional value for all of our members. To that end, we are spearheading a new opportunity for providing education and hands-on training at KombuchaKon ’20.  Our theme this year is “Leveling Up” and one of the areas our members have mentioned as a knowledge gap is in hands […]

By Dave Ransom of McDermott, Will & Emery Late in December, right before the holidays, the U.S. Congress did what it often does: At the literal 11th hour, Congress passed legislation that will fund the operations of the federal government through September 30, 2020. Had Congress failed to pass these appropriations bills (or had President […]

Teatulia Bangladesh Trip By Barbara Wildhaber, BWild Kombucha Our trip to Bangladesh to visit the Teatulia tea garden was truly amazing!     This trip allowed us to witness firsthand the amount of care and detail that goes into the whole process of making their teas. From visiting their nursery where they grow starts from […]

  Jo Kempton, Happy Belly Ferments, New Zealand  Q: When did you first discover kombucha? 7 years ago I was introduced to kombucha and water kefir by a specialist who was helping my special needs son with his health. Probiotics were recommended as important to improve his gut health and in turn his behaviour, physical […]

Distribution Guide for Commercial Kombucha Presented By: Danny Metcalf, Brew Dr. Kombucha Danny Metcalf is the Director of Business Operations at Brew Dr Kombucha. His primary focus is scaling the fast growing organization in line with the company’s sustainability initiatives. He was responsible for orchestrating B Corp certification at Brew Dr and continues to oversee […]

Michelle Leclair, Wolseley Kombucha, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada  Q: When did you first discover kombucha? I first discovered kombucha while I was in Hawaii attending Wanderlust Yoga Festival back in 2015. I suffered from a lot of digestive issues, and kombucha made me feel so good that I was determined to learn to brew for myself. […]

What is Proposition 65? The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act was approved by California voters in 1986 and is known today as Proposition 65 and requires the State of California to publish a list of chemicals and substances known to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. Proposition 65 is administered […]

Dr. Peter Barrett, The Bucha’s Dog, Belfast, United Kingdom Q: When did you first discover kombucha? I first discovered kombucha around six years ago. I read about it before I ever saw or tasted it. It motivated me to source a scoby online and the first kombucha I ever tasted was my own. It was […]

Nathan Heerspink, New Holland Brewing, Holland, MI, USA  Q: When did you first discover kombucha? Back in ’06 my neighbor (who was a little old babushka) gave me a strain of kefir grain that she brought from the old country. After my first batch of successful kefir, I was hooked on anything fermented. I started […]