Kombucha frightens some people. The floaty bits, the cloudiness, the vinegar-y funk. The fermented tea isn't for everyone. But when you start seeing it on tap at bars and for sale at just about every corner store, you know that some people are drinking it.
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All the NYC-based Kombucha addicts I know are divided into two camps: some are loyal to Kombucha Brooklyn and the others would never stray from tart, fizzy BAO Kombucha. For me, it depends on which flavors I'm craving.
Of the plain and flavored kombuchas that One Lucky Duck makes in-house, the best is their Passionfruit Kombucha ($7/bottle). Both tart and rounded, One Lucky Duck's version is significantly less fizzy than Brooklyn Kombucha and the popular GT's Kombucha.
I'm a certified Diet Coke fiend, but I'm gradually replacing my daily can with a glass bottle of Kombucha Brooklyn. Health reasons? That's a legitimate starting point, but I continued only because it tasted good; the barely sweet and light fizziness of the drink is decidedly addictive.