Herman is my scoby! Much like Irish friendship bread, Herman came to me as an offshoot of my friend Erin’s scoby She popped him in a jar and passed him along to me.
What’s a scoby? It’s a live culture. It looks like a glob. It grosses people out.
But Herman’s purpose in life isn’t to gross people out. His purpose is to turn already-tasty tea into magical kombucha tea! Magical because it brings the body back into balance…although the effervescence does feel magical when you drink it
You can read about the reported benefits of kombucha here.
Basically, I will take Herman, and add him to the amazing sweet tea from Tea Desire and distilled water:
He will do that voodoo that he does, and in a week I will have kombucha! I’ve been looking for a tastier recovery drink, and Herman is my gateway.
Yes, the whole thing is a little hippie for most people. I don’t mind though – I’ve been missing the hands-on experience in the kitchen during our celiac transition, so this is a nice way for me to get back to the earth and also help with my detox.