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Kombucha Is Not A Miracle Beverage, But It Does Taste Really Good

You ferment for me, and I ferment for you.

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In January of this year, BuzzFeed News reported on the purported health benefits of kombucha.

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Is kombucha—the fermented tea beloved by acai bowl influencers and the desperately hungover alike—really a miracle beverage with myriad health benefits? Or is it just another four dollar snake oil?

The results were... inconclusive.

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Basically, the claims around the healing powers of kombucha aren't proven.

And personally, I can vouch for the fact that kombucha will not cure diabetes, because I drink it all the time and I'm still diabetic AF.

But what I can state definitively is that kombucha drinks—specifically GT's Kombucha in the dubiously named Trilogy flavor—are delicious.

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It's a little sweet, a little tart, a little fizzy, and entirely refreshing.

I don't generally drink sugary drinks (mostly due to the aforementioned diabetes), but this one genuinely delicious, and I find that when I drink one in the morning, I'm less ravenous throughout the day. Placebo? Maybe! But I'll still take it.

It is also a fairly expensive habit. Not cold-pressed green juice expensive, but I have, once or twice, paid a full five American dollars for a bottle. While it's never going to be cheap, it can be cheaper than that.

Get a cold-packed bottles at Jet for $3.49.


(The price also drops if you buy multiple bottles, AND new Jet users get 15% off their first three orders over $35 with the promo code SAVE15.)

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I also endorse the Cayennade flavor, with the caveat that there are actual chunks of cayenne floating in there.

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It sort of makes me feel like I'm doing the Master Cleanse, only I'm still eating a lot of other food. I think it would also be very nice mixed with tequila!

Get it at Jet for $3.22.

In conclusion, GT's Kombucha is a delicious beverage that will definitely not make you immortal. But since immortality sounds terrible anyway, I recommend that you (carefully) crack open a Trilogy and give it a try.