Tea salon offers traditional kombucha brewing tips

NANAIMO - Kelli Etheridge discusses kombucha methods during monthly event.

Tea, a book exchange and the kombucha craze are all on the menu at next month’s Tea Salon 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 in 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 Sunday (July 7) from 2:30-4 p.m. at the Painted Turtle, 121 Bastion St.