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Ok guys today is the second time I have tried kombucha and I just can’t get over the floating gobs:( am I the only one that has a problem drinking it the taste is ok its the gobs I can’t stand Yuck!


  • TzefiraTzefira Raw Newbie

    Yea i know what you mean there…. r u making your own? i get a couple of different ones and they dont have many globs…. My two fave….. Kombucha wonder drink.. Asian pear and ginger and High Country Kombu Cha

  • nope I buy it at a health food store maybe I will try another brand. I really want to like it sense I know how good for you it is.

  • Kombucha is expensive but I can’t go without it. I have one to two a day and I love it. I’m addicted to the Cranberry. I like the Mango, but Cranberry is my favorite. I tried the Ginger and I like this one too. I just think, when drinking it, it’s bubbily like a soda. It’s bubbily, tastey, and so good for you.

  • RawKRawK Raw Newbie

    wonder drink doesnt have gobs of stuff because it is pasteurized, thereby killing all the probiotics and yeast…making it not raw. i made my own for awhile, but could never get it to taste as good as GT’s original. personally, i like the little floaters…just thinking about all the little colonies headed toward my gut. ;)

  • bittbitt Raw Newbie

    i water mine down. sometimes the gobs get to me and i spoon them out (which can take awhile). but if you shake well they are pretty small and are no big deal.

    i LOVE the stuff and have it almost everyday (one bottle lasts me a few days)! oh the brand i have is “GT’s”. i didn’t like the ones with any other flavors than ginger or lemon.

  • ConstantinConstantin Raw Newbie

    I love the stuff. I brewed my own in my dorm room and let it ferment longer than usual to get that super crisp bite to it. It tasted very similar to GT’s and was a snap to make. I was drinking atleast a bottle a day…hmmm maybe i should start that up again!

    I don’t know if it qualifies as truly raw though because it has tea in it which is brewed at high temps.

  • jeshuabrownjeshuabrown Raw Newbie

    Let’s see, I thought the gobs were dead yeast cells but I dont remember where I read that. It’s so cheap and easy to brew your own. You can filter the gobs with a strainer-mesh!

  • I used to make my own and would strain it with a coffee filter …. takes out the goobies!!! I can’t stomach them either!

  • I love kombucha, I sell it in my vegan restaurant in Miami. My favorite is GT’s Kombucha, Mango is my favorite so far. There are not too many goobers in those. Or I drink it down a little and then swish the goobers until they are mixed in the liquid.

  • I have a kombucha addiction. I really don’t mind the blobs, either. I have noticed, though, that GTs green kombucha (which I love) is the “blobiest”. The others flavors, not so much.

  • I am curious about this ferminted product. Is it alchoholic like beer or something? It sounds like it is from how it was described to me. Thanks.

  • rachel_akikorachel_akiko Raw Newbie

    I’ve never tried kombucha before, what’s it like? is it sweet?

  • I have not tasted it, yet, rachel_akiko. I do not drink alchohol, and if that is esentially what it is, then I do not want to try it. Someone told me it gives them a buzz!

  • gorawmom, because kombucha is fermented, it may have a trace of alcohol in it. People get a buzz because it’s so nutrient dense, not because of the alcohol content! It’s definitely worth a try.

  • suzyqsuzyq Raw Newbie

    It’s a fermented tea…the GT’s brand says it may contain something like less than 0.5% alcohol as a natural result of fermentation, so not much at all. I wouldn’t say it’s an alcoholic drink, really. It’s definitely not regulated as one, in terms of how it’s sold. But I don’t know about brewing your own kombucha…I imagine you could end up with different levels of alcohol.

  • i’m addicted to kombucha as well, but the tiny little town that i live in only carries 2 different flavors of GT’s. wonder if they have a support group for us kombuchanites??

    speaking of addiction, has anyone ordered cases of kombucha directly from the company? might be cheaper…

    gorawmom—i wrote a reply regarding your location a while back, but it was when the site was having quite a few problems… you are from angola, indiana, right? i grew up in auburn!! small world…

  • I don’t drink the globs, that’s gross…for me anyway. And I didn’t even think you were supposed to eat them.


  • yeah, i was always told not to eat the globs.

    i’d really like to brew my own, but i’ve read about a few cases where people have actually died from drinking kombucha that was brewed from a bad (poisoned? moldy?) starter batch. how safe is it drinking hombe-brewed kombucha? maybe i’ll just stick to my GT’s!

  • Hmmmm… death, O_o addiction, gross globs. I am still dubious, but curious, too. I wonder if this brew would have the same type of benefits as acv,but since acv is not raw, then it would be a better choice. However, I really do not want to aquire a new addiction….

    Yes, culdesaccharine, I had replied earlier. I am living in Angola at this time. You are right, small world! My favorite ride at disney! ...It’s a small world after all! LOL!

  • bittbitt Raw Newbie

    gorawmom, there is a tiny bit of alcohol in it but not much. it’s just due to the fermentation. I feel like I RELY on it, but I am certainly not addicted. It’s just a nice healthy drink that I enjoy and it’s good for ya too! BTW, is not really a buzz, more like a calming feeling.

    Rachel, it is not really sweet unless you get the kind with sugar, which i don’t. At first I did not really like it, it was like drinking pickle juice! but now I figured out I like the ginger kinds and if I water it down it doesn’t taste like pickle juice anymore. It’s an “acquired” taste.

  • daniefondaniefon Raw Newbie

    I bought my first bottle today and I love it. I read the health benefits on the bottle, but am wondering what others feel they gain from drinking it.

  • This is my very first post here! cool. I love GT’s. Guava is my favorite. I don’t mind the blobs but straining through a sieve into a glass would work…just do it slowly or it’ll fizz everywhere! I love the stuff and try to have 2-3 a week. Actually, this was the 1st step in my going raw!

  • GT's/Synergy Gingerade, Trilogy, and Gingerberry are my favorites. I wish I could drink a whole bottle every day! Blobs are fine by me.

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