Circle City Kombucha is a healthy, probiotic alternative to your usual soda. I remember the first time a friend of mine mentioned kombucha. This friend only eats and drinks for sustenance, and not for enjoyment. I more often than not eat purely for enjoyment.
He was into this healthy, probiotic fermented tea drink and he said that I’d love it. I think he likened it to beer — I’m in! — before he let me have a swig from his bottle.
He was wrong — completely wrong. This was not beer.
What I was drinking was vinegary, earthy, and contained some globular substance in there that felt like a loogie. It was reminiscent of a wine that had turned and filled with sediment. I forced myself to swallow it and vowed to never drink it again.
And I didn’t drink it for years …. until a few months ago when a woman behind the counter at R2GO suggested that I try this kombucha and said it was better than any she’d ever had. I pulled a bottle out of the refrigerator and realized it looked different than the kombuchas I’m used to seeing (and avoiding). It was clearer, it was grapefruit and most strikingly, it was local, which was easy to recognize by the name Circle City Kombucha.
“I love people that hate kombucha,” says Matt Whiteside, one of the co-founders of Circle City Kombucha. “Most people that say that try ours and they say they genuinely like this, and that it’s unlike anything they’ve had before.”
He’s right; that taste I got at R2GO changed my mind…
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