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How I Accidentally Love Kombucha

My first sip of kombucha did not go as planned. I’d heard about this fizzy, fermented tea of sorts. I’d heard it might serve to settle your guts after you’d possibly abused them by eating too many cheeseburgers and drinking too many Manhattans. I’d heard it had probiotics, which sounded like it made sense — isn’t that what the queen of healthy guts, Jamie Lee Curtis is always talking about? I’d also heard that it tasted really weird, which is ordinarily something I’m keen decide for myself. But for some reason, whether it’s the bottles it is usually packaged in or the hefty price tag, I still expected that it was going to taste vaguely like juice.

For those of you who are not already laughing at me, kombucha does not taste like juice...

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The Weird Side Effects Of Drinking Kombucha Every Day For A Week

Can a fermented tea really be a miracle in a glass bottle, or is it just an overhyped sip parading as a health drink? One skeptic puts it to the test.

I’ve been side-eyeing kombucha for a while. The devotees I know guzzle it like holy water, bragging about better bowel movements and superman-like immune systems. Still, I was skeptical of spending 25 pesos a pop on any drink, let alone a trendy beverage without a lot of research to back up the raves. Could a fermented tea really be a miracle in a glass bottle, or is it just an overhyped sip parading as a health drink? 

Like any good reporter, I decided to give the elixir a weeklong taste test, downing one kombucha a day to see what would happen. The results surprised even a cynic like me. Here’s what I discovered.

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