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. InKombucha 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.
“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