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Dec 10, 2008 11:42 AM

Kombucha - Vancouver

Hi guys

Does anyone know where you can buy a cup of kombucha anywhere in the Vancouver area? I can see plenty of places via google to buy a culture but I can't find anywhere to buy just a cup ready to drink. It seems Raw Foods in Kits used to but I believe they've closed down.

ps - I hope i'm spelling it right / calling it what it's called here. I'm talking about the sweet tea that you drop a fungi culture into which ferments the tea.


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  1. I had a commercially prepared version at the Canadian Coffee and Tea Expo a couple of years back, but I haven't seen it around. You are spelling it right though!

    I'm guessing your best option is buying the culture kit and making it yourself.

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    1. re: peter.v

      I may be completely out to lunch here but you might try giving Dharma Kitchen a call.

      1. re: grayelf

        Thanks for the suggestions guys but unfortunately Dharma's doesn't do it now. The quest for moldy tea continues :)

    2. Hey there,
      i have been looking for it myself. I company in CA called Synergy makes it, and it's one of the best I've had so far. It's typically in the cooler section of the store. In Vancouver, surprisingly, I have only been able to find short bottles of it at Caper's at 16th and Cambie. They are on the shelf, not in the cooler section, near the other bottled teas and such. I had the HImalayan flavour this evening and it was fantastic... a lot of Oolong. Good luck!

      1. I hope after all those years you have found what it is you are looking for.
        I brew my own in fact and I come to find knowing your food from back then is and always adjusting, will be different,so should your tactic of thought on it,I suggest being your interest was per-mature or ahead of its time but now is the time to know and start paying very close attention to what we eat (pitt meadows, bc) The ybz guy~:0)

        1. I know that o5 Tea in Kitsilano sells Kombucha buy the bottle. I don't think they sell it online though.