The kombucha revolution is well underway, and the members of my household are ready and willing participants.
Both of my kids, ages 8 and 5, can’t get enough of this probiotic-packed drink that people have been consuming for thousands of years. In the past 10 years or so, the drink has had a major renaissance, and it’s slowly starting to appear in cities that don’t have quite as many kombucha options as Austin.
I recently found another local kombucha brand I hadn’t yet seen: KTonic Kombucha, which doesn’t add juice to sweeten or flavor the single-fermented tea. In an effort to create a product with less sugar, the company uses organic tea, herbs and other botanicals from Texas Coffee Traders, Nile Valley Herbs and Starwest Botanicals, as well as non-GMO cane sugar, to make three flavors: original, made with green and black teas, ginger and lemongrass; Master-K, the original but with extra ginger and lemongrass and a hint of cayenne pepper; and Hibiscus, which has a touch of tarragon.
You can find bottles of the tea (about $4 for 16 oz.) at Cuvee Coffee Bar, the Bee Grocery, Ingredients, Seventh Flag Coffee, Daily Juice, Caffe Medici, Royal Blue Grocery, Houndstooth Coffee, the Herb Bar and Red Horn Brewery in Cedar Park. You can find out more at ktonickombucha.com.