Salon looks at kombucha craze

NANAIMO – Tea, a book exchange and the kombucha craze are all on the menu at next month’s Tea Salon.

Tea, a book exchange and the kombucha craze are all on the menu at next month’s Tea Salon at the at the Painted Turtle Guest House.

Kelli Etheridge, a registered holistic nutritionist student at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, discusses kombucha,  a yeast-bacterial colony fermenting a tea and sugar solution.

“As we begin to recognize the nutritional shortfalls of the modern diet, we are motivated to look back at traditional food practices for information and inspiration,” said Etheridge. “[Kombucha] is loaded with probiotic goodness, vitamins and enzymes. Brewing it yourself is rewarding – you are co-creating with other living creatures.”

The Tea Salon is July 7 from 2:30-4 p.m. at the Painted Turtle, 121 Bastion St.