If you live in NY, and work ungodly hours like most of us do, you likely look forward to enjoying a nice cocktail (or two) after work.
But now, there's a better way to drink. A healthier way.
Meet Kombrewcha: your healthy alcoholic beverage. In other words, a beer crafted from tea!
I've tasted just about every Kombucha on the market, and Kombrewcha is hands-down my favorite for a variety of reasons that, of course, I'll explain.
But first...what's Kombucha?
For those of you unfamiliar with Kombucha, it's an uber healthy fermented beverage made from a mixture of black tea, some form of sugar (like cane sugar or honey) and a colony of bacteria and yeast, commonly known as a “SCOBY” .
When the sugar combines with the bacteria and yeast, fermentation occurs to produce this delicious, effervescent health elixir, filled with B-vitamins, probiotics and a high concentration of acetic, gluconic and lactic acids.
If you've ever tried to make Kombucha at home, like I have, you know it is not an easy process and that the living "SCOBY" can be pretty frightening. This is one of the many reasons, outlined below, that I'd rather skip the home-brewing and purchase Kombrewcha.
What are the health benefits of drinking a beverage like Kombrewcha?
Now that we know what Kombucha is and how it's made, let's talk about its amazing health benefits.
When you drink a high-quality Kombucha (like Kombrewcha) regularly, you'll experience:
-increased immune function
-reduced joint pain
If consumed regularly, Kombucha can even assist with weight loss and cancer prevention.
No wonder the Chinese referred to it as the "Immortal Health Elixir!"
Why do I love Kombrewcha's Kombucha so much?
First of all, the taste! While I love all of their flavors, my favorites are the Lemongrass Lime & Original. The Lemongrass Lime is super refreshing, and works wonders after a hard-core workout.
Second of all, the quality. Kombrewcha has less sugar (4 grams) than most other brands on the market and a whole bottle is only 65 calories! Their products are low in alcohol but high in authenticity. Since they don't de-alcoholize their Kombucha, you're getting the most authentic version of the fermented product out there.
Third of all, the nice little buzz. Sipping on Kombrewcha is totally relaxing and decompressing after a long, stressful day.
Fourth of all, the ease. After my SCOBY scare, I'd much rather buy a top quality product like Kombrewcha than attempt to make Kombucha myself. Plus, I love the fact that it's equally affordable and delicious.
Fifth of all, it's organic and allergen-friendly. If you're gluten-free foodie like me, this relaxing beverage is perfect for you.
But wait! The enjoyment of drinking Kombrewcha isn't just confined to happy hour.
This drink is perfect for any occasion -- like brunch with the girls, or as a post-workout refreshment. Although I paired it with my smoothie bowl this morning, my favorite time to sip on it is after dinner, while I do the whole "Netflix and chill" thing. Can't believe I just wrote that.
Where can you purchase Kombrewcha?
You can find Kombrewcha's delicious organic tea-beers at your local Whole Foods or Gourmet Garage. You can also order it through Minibar Delivery, which is super simple if you download their app. (If you're in the NY metro area, like most of you TCMers are, they make deliveries to NYC, as well as Brooklyn and Queens.)
You can also now find Kombrewcha at Chandra’s Modern Love Brooklyn, known for its swanky vegan comfort food. Here, they sell Kombrewcha Berry-Ginger - a flavor Kombrewcha developed exclusively for them! They've also added it to the menu at The Wren on Bowery! (I couldn't be more thrilled because this has always been one of my fave little spots in NYC.)
So what are you waiting for? Skip the beer, wine or martini. Get a healthy buzz on with Kombrewcha.
For more drool-worthy inspo on how to incorporate Kombrewcha into your life and busy schedule, be sure to check out their Instagram.
Cheers to health!