Kombucha—or fermented sweet tea—is an emerging beverage in the U.S. While it seems like a trend, this fermented beverage is far from new. Much like bread, cheese, yogurt, and wine, the origins of kombucha are a bit murky. We will explore the history and reputed health benefits. After tasting a variety of kombucha, each student will develop their own recipe; call it your own “ancient family secret.” Along the way, we’ll discuss finishing, flavoring and storage. Each person will transfer their new SCOBY to a jar with the secret sweet tea and head home with a taste of the fascinating world of fermentation.