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New Meetup: Kombucha Demo

From: Annabelle H.
Sent on: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 10:36 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Urban Homesteaders' League!

What: Kombucha Demo

When: Monday, December 13,[masked]:00 PM

Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)

Time: 7-8 pm

TBA, in Brookline. Nearby T stops: Harvard Avenue Station stop on the B (green) line, Coolidge Corner stop on the C (green) line

The exact location of the workshop will be e-mailed to participants the night before the event.

Cost: Sliding scale, $15-$30


Kombucha is a fermented tea traced back to Chinese origins to around 220 B.C. Numerous health benefits have been attributed to kombucha, including curing cancer, reducing blood pressure, boosting the immune system, and aiding digestion. Kombucha is also said to have probiotics and detoxifying effects.

Brewing kombucha is quite easy to do at home, and it's fun! Annabelle Ho, author of the blog Kombucha Fuel, will demonstrate and explain the basics of brewing and bottling kombucha. Topics to be covered include required materials, the traditional and continuous brewing methods, how to grow your own kombucha mushroom, and more.

Samples of home-brewed kombucha tea will be available to taste. SCOBYs will also be available for individuals to take home. For those interested in adopting a kombucha mushroom, bringing a clean, glass pint jar would help to facilitate distribution.

For more information on kombucha and how to brew it, visit

Annabelle Ho is the author of Kombucha Fuel and has been brewing kombucha for over two years. She is currently an undergraduate student studying nutrition in Boston and is the president of Slow Food BU. Annabelle?s interests include herbalism, gardening, agriculture, and biking.

*Please note that this demo will be videotaped only for educational purposes and that the video may be posted online. Audience members will remain anonymous. If you have any concerns please e-mail Annabelle at [address removed]. Thank you!*

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