Refreshing, Bubbly, But Is It a Tonic, Too?

Tribucha’s Rosemary & Sage kombucha is subtle and mild. Photo by Kaitlin Ohlinger

Kombucha is having a moment. Options are springing up left and right: on draft, bottled, canned and flavored according to season. It’s a fun time to be a fan of this fermented fizzy beverage. This begs the question, what exactly is kombucha? Is it alive? Does it have health-giving properties? 

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