Mama Gone Green is a blog dedicated to raising happy children and reducing our impact on the Earth. My name is Taryn and I am the mother of 2 young kids and an environmental studies instructor at a community college in Portland, Oregon. Please join me as I journey through life as a mama, teacher, knitter, photographer, gardener, and environmentalist!

Monday, June 2, 2014


Over the past year, I have found myself drinking a lot of Kombucha. It's full of natural probiotics, it helps detox the body (potentially helping to prevent cancer) and it aids in digestion, joint health, and immune system function. However, it is not cheap to buy, especially in single bottles at the store.
So... I decided that I wanted to try my hand at making my own. So, I took a class from a local kombucha brewer, and gave it a go. And, my first home batch came out pretty good!
I still need to work on getting my system down and getting into a routine, but it was easier than I had expected. I made a basic, unflavored version and it tasted more like apple cider vinegar than I had expected, but it is still good. I am excited to experiment with new teas and flavorings.
Have you ever made kombucha?
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  1. I love my homemade brew. It took me awhile to get it down, but now I am in the groove and enjoy it so much more than store bought. Have fun!

  2. I have never made it nor have I tasted it!! You make is sound delightful and I'm gonna have to get my hand on some :)