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Cultured Beverages

One of the most refreshing sources of active probiotics and herbal nutrition is an artisanal, lactofermented beverage. From slightly sweet and fruity, to salty and slightly sour, our Kombuchas, Kefirs, Juns, Kvasses and Cabbage Tonics offer something for every palate. To support a healthy microbiome, drink at least 4 ounces a day.

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Friar's Cyder

8 oz bottle

$18.00
Inspired by the traditional recipe for Fire Cider, our Friar's Cyder is a powerful, immune-building tonic. Fire Cider was developed by the eminent herbalist Rosemary Gladstar as a warming and energizing oxymel (vinegar-honey based medicine) to aid digestion, boost circulation, and break up congestion. Our Friar's Cyder has all these properties, but we have eliminated the cayenne, a nightshade which can be inflammatory for many. Take a shot of Friar's Cyder straight as a tonic, add it to salad dressing, or stir it into warm tea or broth.

Ingredients: apple cider vinegar, raw honey, lemon, horseradish, onion, garlic, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, sichuan & black peppercorns

Recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, nightshade-free, and GAPS & Paleo Diets-friendly.

Spiced Mandarin Orange Shrub (concentrate)

330 ml bottle

$16.50
$1.50 Glass Deposit

A shrub is an old fashioned traditional fruit concentrate, like a syrup, preserved with vinegar and used to make or flavor beverages. A few ounces with bubbly water and a makes a fabulous drink all on its own, and there's no reason you couldn't use it as a cocktail mixer if that's your thing! Shrubs can also add zing to jam or salad dressing, and make a wonderful glaze for grilled meats. We use raw, unfiltered honey and raw apple cider vinegar for an extra-vital cultured beverage! We made this shrub to celebrate of Lunar New Year. We liked it so much we are offering it again this week. Mandarins are potent symbols of good luck for this special celebration, and this shrub is infused with spices typical of East Asia.

Ingredients: orange juice, raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar, raw honey, ginger, cinnamon, star anise, fennel seed, cloves, Sichuan peppercorns, black & white peppercorns

Recipe is vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free and GAPS Diet-friendly.

Whey Better Sports Drink

750 ml bottle

$7.50
$1.50 Glass Deposit

Finally a truly nutritious, real-food sports drink you can trust and enjoy. And it's probiotic! This sports drink uses only raw local honey as a sweetener and fresh squeezed lime juice with yogurt whey from Straus grassfed yogurt for tang. Celtic sea salt, harvested from isolated North Atantic waters and slowly sun-dried, contains a host of trace electrolyte-rich minerals in bioavailable form. Now in larger 750 ml bottles to last through any workout.

Ingredients: Filtered water, whey (from Strauss whole milk organic yogurt), lime juice, raw local honey,  Celtic sea salt

Recipe is gluten-free, nightshade-free, black pepper-free and contains dairy in the form of whey.

 

Beet Kvass

750 ml bottle

$6.50
$1.50 Glass Deposit

Beets are sliced and cultured in water with yogurt whey and Celtic sea salt to make this traditional tonic drink. Sally Fallon Morell describes this drink as being "valuable for its medicinal qualities and as a digestive aid. Beets are just loaded with nutrients. One 4-ounce glass, morning and night, is an excellent blood tonic, promotes regularity, aids digestion, alkalizes the blood, cleanses the liver and is a good treatment for kidney stones and other ailments..." (Nourishing Traditions, page 608)

Ingredients: beets, yogurt whey, Celtic sea salt

Recipe is gluten-free.

Grape Kombucha

750 ml bottle

$8.75
$1.50 Glass Deposit

Organic gunpowder green tea and unrefined sugar are cultured with a SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast), and then flavored with organic grape juice for a delicious fermented kombucha drink. Kombucha is considered by many to have a detoxifying effect on the body.

Ingredients: filtered water, gunpowder green tea, organic cane sugar, organic Concord grape juice

Grapefruit Sage Kombucha

750ml bottle

$10.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit

Organic white tea and unrefined sugar are cultured with a SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast), and then flavored with grapefruit juice and sage. Kombucha is considered by many to have a detoxifying effect on the body. The healing properties of sage and the beneficial antioxidants from grapefruit make for a refreshing and healthful drink.

Ingredients: filtered water, white tea, organic grapefruits, organic sage, organic cane sugar

Hibiscus Kombucha

750 ml bottle

$8.75
$1.50 Glass Deposit

Organic white tea and unrefined sugar are cultured with a SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast), and then flavored with a cold infusion of hibiscus flowers for a slightly tart, slightly effervescent cultured beverage. Kombucha is considered by many to have a detoxifying effect on the body.

Ingredients: filtered water, white tea, organic cane sugar, hibiscus

Nettle Kombucha

750 ml bottle

$8.75
$1.50 Glass Deposit

Organic gunpowder green tea and unrefined sugar are cultured with a SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast), and then flavored with an infusion of nettle leaves for an unusual, delicious, and nourishing fermented drink. Kombucha is considered by many to have a detoxifying effect on the body.

Ingredients: filtered water, gunpowder green tea, organic cane sugar, nettle leaves

Pomegranate Lime Mate Kombucha

750 ml bottle

$10.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit

Organic yerba mate and unrefined sugar are cultured with a SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast), and then flavored with pomegranate juice from Live Oak Farm in Sonoma. Refreshing and crisp, a bit smoky and herbacious, with just the right level of tartness, this drink has quickly become a staff favorite! Kombucha is considered by many to have a detoxifying effect on the body.

Ingredients: filtered water, yerba mate, organic cane sugar, pomegranate juice, lime zest

Sour Apple Ginger Kombucha

750 ml bottle

$8.75
$1.50 Glass Deposit

This kombucha is brewed almost 3 times as long as our other beverages, resulting in a distinct flavor profile. English Breakfast tea and unrefined sugar are cultured with a SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast), and that probiotic base is balanced by the addition of sweet Gravenstein apple juice and finished with a gentle kick of freshly juiced ginger. Sour apple with a punch!

Ingredients: reverse-osmosis filtered water, english breakfast tea, organic cane sugar, Gravenstein apple juice, ginger

Blueberry Juniper Kefir

750 ml bottle

$10.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit

Dairy-free water kefir. Water kefir grains, also called tibicos, are used to ferment a base of filtered water with unrefined cane sugar and just a touch of molasses. The sugars are metabolized by the kefir grains to produce a light but rich effervescent base. The brew is then flavored with blueberry juice to produce a bubbly probiotic "soda." Fresh juniper berries lend this fizzy beverage a rich and complex flavor, balancing the unrepentant deep sweetness of blueberry juice.

Ingredients: filtered water, organic blueberry juice, fresh juniper berries, vanilla bean, cane sugar, molasses, lemon juice

Cranberry Apple Kefir

750 ml bottle

$8.75
$1.50 Glass Deposit

Dairy-free water kefir. Water kefir grains, also called tibicos, are used to ferment a base of filtered water with unrefined cane sugar and just a touch of molasses. The sugars are metabolized by the kefir grains to produce a light but rich effervescent base. The brew is then flavored with Gravenstein apple juice from Sonoma County and cranberry concentrate to produce a bubbly probiotic “soda.” Cranberries are rich in antioxidants and other nutrients, making this not only a delicious drink but a nourishing tonic as well.

Ingredients: filtered water, Gravenstein apple juice, cranberry concentrate, cane sugar, molasses

Root Beer Kefir

750 ml bottle

$10.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit

Dairy-free water kefir. Water kefir grains, also called tibicos, are used to ferment a base of filtered water with unrefined cane sugar and just a touch of molasses. The sugars are metabolized by the kefir grains to produce a light but rich effervescent base. This old-timey brew is then flavored with sarsaparilla, sassafras leaf, ginger, turmeric and other herbs and spices to produce a bubbly probiotic “soda.” Dandy blend and vanilla bean lend this fizzy beverage a rich and complex flavor. If you are a root beer lover who is ready to graduate to a real roots beer, this is the drink for you!

Ingredients: filtered water, sarsaparilla, cane sugar, dandy blend, molasses, turmeric root, ginger root, cinnamon, vanilla bean, sassafras, black peppercorn, cardamom seed, allspice

Recipe is dairy-free and gluten-free*

*Dandy Blend is made of the water-soluble extracts of five ingredients; three roots and two grains (barley and rye), not from the ingredients themselves. The ingredients are roasted, covered with hot water, and allowed to steep. The water, with the soluble portions of all the components, is separated from the grounds. The remaining fine brown powder left is what becomes Dandy Blend. All the gluten and other water-insoluble substances are left behind.

Rosemary Pear Jun

750 ml bottle

$10.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit

With rosemary and pear this refreshing drink has a crisp and lively character. Jun is a unique cultured beverage that is made from honey and green tea. Referred to by many as "the champagne of kombuchas," the origins of Jun are shrouded in mystery…some say it originates in Tibet. It uses a culture similar to a kombucha SCOBY or water kefir grains. This is a perfect alternative for those who prefer to avoid all refined sugar, or are on GAPS protocol, as the only sweetener is honey.

Ingredients: filtered water, green tea, honey, pear juice, fresh rosemary, vanilla bean, jun SCOBY

Kombucha Scoby

1 pint jar

$4.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit

Interested in making your own kombucha at home? Enclosed is 1 SCOBY, which stands for Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast and is the mother needed to brew kombucha, as well as 1 cup starter liquid. This is all you need to make up to a gallon of homemade kombucha.

Ingredients: kombucha SCOBY, kombucha starter (reverse-osmosis filtered water, English Breakfast black tea, organic cane sugar)