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  • Kombucha on Tap

    Kombucha on tapEvery year there seems to be a new cutting-edge diet or exercise that emerges and tells us that, what we are currently doing needs a change.  Unfortunately, many of these health fads fade away as the newest philosophy or study takes the stage.  Let’s be honest, it’s hard to keep track of all the health dos and don’ts we read on the Internet.  Sometimes, they are better off being ignored.  One trend that shouldn’t be ignored, but in fact recognized is Kombucha on tap.  It is growing in popularity and popping up in health food markets all over the United States.

    We are proud to offer Anne's Kombucha onb Tap throughout San Diego, Temecula and Southern California.  See where it's offered on tap and learn more about www.KombuchaOnTap.net.

    Here is why:

    Health food markets have discovered a social aspect of drinking Kombucha among the health conscious demographic.  Yogis, athletes and health conscious people are getting together and enjoying pints of Kombucha similar to the way many enjoy pints at the pub.  It’s a way to be social without experiencing the detrimental health effects of alcohol.  This trend has grown so much over the past few years that even bars are carrying it for the social individuals who don’t want to get intoxicated.  Just like beer, Kombucha tastes more sparkling and alive on tap.  Unlike beer, Kombucha has many health benefits.

    Kombucha on tap

    Kombucha from the tap provides you with all the same wonderful nutrients but with much more effervescence, than Kombucha from the bottle has to offer.  When you drink from the tap, you are taking in all the nutritious acids and friendly bacterium naturally existing in Kombucha.  You are also helping the environment because many places that offer Kombucha on tap provide you with a reusable or recycled container.  It’s a win-win, protect your body and protect the environment.

    Kombucha is perfect after a morning yoga session or with friends on the weekend.  If you’re a Kombucha fan or if you’re in the mood to try something different and healthy, grab a glass of Kombucha on tap and taste a drink that everyone is craving.

  • The Power of Flower Essences in Kombucha

    If you’ve ever tried Kombucha, you know that Anne’s Kombucha is more than just a step above the rest. What is it that makes Anne’s Kombucha so much more energizing and refreshing? Anne’s secret is flower essences! Anne’s Kombucha is the first Kombucha on the market infused with organic flower essences.

    Flower essences of kombucha

    What are flower essences?

    Flower essences are the blossoms of plants prepared from a sun infusion in a bowl of water, then further diluted and preserved. These preparations embody the distinct imprint, or energetic pattern of each flower species.

    In holistic healing flower essences are used in vibrational medicine. Vibrational medicine incorporates the use of chi energies within living organisms such as plants, gemstones and crystals, water, sunlight, and even the foods we eat.

     

     

    What flower essences does Anne incorporate in her Kombucha?

    Anne’s Kombucha contains six flower essences, each chosen with a specific purpose to benefit the body and mind.

    Cherry Plum: Cherry Plum is one of the first European trees to flower in spring, often starting in mid-February. The flowers are white and about an inch across, with five petals. We add cherry plum essence to assist in composure during challenging times. Cherry plum supports the ability to see life in a positive, broad perspective.

    Clematis: The name Clematis is the Ancient Greek for “a climbing plant”, most probably a periwinkle. There are over two hundred and fifty species, often named for their originators or particular characteristics. The clematis flower is added for concentration and creativity. Clematis essence helps support the body on an energetic level.

    Impatiens: Impatiens is often used as an herbal remedy for the treatment of bee stings, insect bites, and Stinging Nettle rashes. They are particularly used after Poison Ivy contact to prevent a rash from developing. Impatiens is valued for encouraging patience and empathy towards others. This flower essence supports relaxation of both the emotional and physical body.

    Olive: The olive is one of the oldest cultivated plants of the Mediterranean and is thought to have been grown at least 5000 years ago in Egypt and on Crete for its highly valuable oil. The Olive flower essence has the power to restore peace to a distressed and tired mind, and give strength to an exhausted body. It is especially beneficial for people who have suffered from stress, trauma or illness for long periods of time.

    Rock Rose: Rock Rose is a small family of plants known for its beautiful shrubs, which are profusely covered by flowers at the time of blossom. Rock rose flower essence inspires courage and calmness and helps the body maintain present awareness.

    Star of Bethlehem: The Star of Bethlehem flower restores the body’s ability to heal itself; supports inner strength, vitality and mental clarity.

    Dr. A.M., a family practitioner from New Mexico, has been incorporating various flower essences into his practice for years and sees his patients returning again and again for more essences. “The flower essences make available natural healing for anxiety, stress and depression,” Dr. A.M. said. “Our patients LOVE them!”

    Flower essences of kombucha

    What’s new at Anne’s?

    Today, these essential flower essences can be experienced in 3 new ways with Anne’s Kombucha in her 3 new Kombucha flavors: Original, Watermelon Ginger and Pineapple.  So start enjoying the benefits of these organic flower essences today with a revitalizing bottle of Anne’s Kombucha.

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  • Whole Foods & Anne’s Kombucha

    Produce department at Whole Foods La Jolla

    Produce department at Whole Foods La Jolla

    No matter where you live in San Diego today, you are probably not too far from a Whole Foods Market. With locations in Hillcrest, La Jolla, Encinitas and a new location to open soon in Del Mar, more and more San Diegans are enjoying the variety of fresh and appealing food that Whole Foods has to offer.

     

    Whole Foods is known for its focus on whole body health and wellness. The company has been ranked among the most socially responsible businesses and placed third on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's list of Top 25 Green Power Partners. They have an extensive variety of mostly organic fruits and vegetables, high quality soups, salads and pizza, as well as a number of hot and cold pre-made foods, and a variety-filled salad bar. The store offers cheese and wine tastings on the weekend, and throughout the week there are often samples of new products offered.

    Anne's Kombucha Cranberry Lime, Ginger and Blue Green Algae

    Anne's Kombucha Cranberry Lime, Ginger and Blue Green Algae

    With all the reasons to love Whole Foods, there’s no question why Anne’s Kombucha chose Whole Foods as one of the exclusive markets to carry their kombucha tea. Available in ginger, blue green algae, and cranberry lime, Anne’s Kombucha has quickly become a favorite Whole Foods product in San Diego and Orange County alike. Be sure to pick up Anne’s Kombucha at your local Whole Foods Market, with new flavors including original, watermelon ginger and pineapple arriving soon!

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  • Vita Coco VS. Anne’s Kombucha

    Last month, we looked at the pro’s and con’s of Gatorade and Anne’s Kombucha. This ended in a Kombucha victory because of it’s numerous amounts of health benefits. This month we will be putting Vita Coco to the test.

    Coconut water has long been a popular drink in the tropics, especially in India, Southeast Asia, Pacific Islands, Africa, and the Caribbean. In recent years, it has been marketed as a natural energy or sports drink. We’ll see if it can hang!

    Here are the differences:

    As you can see, both Vita Coco and Anne’s Kombucha have many health benefits. Although coconut water is marketed as a natural energy or sports drink, it really doesn’t live up to it. There is not enough sodium for electrolyte replacement, which athletes with extensive training really need. Regardless, it does hydrate and comes with many nutrients beneficial to the body. On the other hand, Anne’s Kombucha will be valuable to one’s body today and in the future. It is rare to find a drink with this many benefits to one’s wellbeing throughout their whole life. For this reason, we feel Anne’s Kombucha is once again victorious, attaining a perfect record of 2-0.

    Grab an Anne’s Kombucha at your local store: http://www.anneskombucha.com/where-to-buy/

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  • Gatorade VS. Anne’s Kombucha

    1965, Gatorade has been the revolutionary “sports drink” for athletes around the world. What you may not know is that Kombucha has been around since the Tsin Dynasty (221 BC) and was said to have magical powers enabling people to live forever. Although that isn’t true, it is valued for its harmonizing effects on the body and soul. Both of these drinks have been around for a while and give many benefits to people today.

     

    Now let’s compare the pro’s and con’s of both:

     

     

    Now in response to some of those cons, we would like to rebuttle:

    1. Yes, it’s acidic (3.75), but it turns alkaline in the body, just like lemon juice or apple cider vinegar which is highly beneficial since disease such as cancer, viruses, pathogens cannot exist in an oxygen-rich environment.

    2. Kombucha is at 0.004% which is considered Non-Alcoholic.

    3. As far as allergic reactions are considered, anyone can be allergic to anything.  However, we have never heard a case where anyone was allergic to Kombucha.  It’s been around for over 2000 years.

    4. Yeast and Bacteria to some may seem like a con, but it would not really be a “Con” if you are looking for the types of benefits kombucha gives.  These are friendly bacteria and yeast that work together in perfect harmony to metabolize the sugar and caffeine to grow and the by-product is the healthy beverage we’re consuming.  Under “Pro’s” it’s gluten free, vegan, as well as GMO-Free, etc. that we have already mentioned.

    As you can tell there are many more pro’s in Anne’s Kombucha that will be beneficial to the body. It is tough to find a single product with all these benefits to one’s wellbeing. Although Gatorade has some good qualities, it is mostly beneficial to athletes who are in training or competing. It is mostly used to re-hydrate and fill the body with electrolytes while your body is using them in physical activity. Anne’s Kombucha is beneficial throughout one’s whole life. From detoxifying the body to enhancing the mood to aiding in cancer recovery, Anne’s Kombucha can be helpful in anyone’s life. So get off the couch and grab an Anne’s Kombucha at your local store: http://www.anneskombucha.com/where-to-buy/

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  • Anne’s Kombucha : Cranberry Lime

     

    Anne’s Cranberry Lime Kombucha

    Have you ever heard of kombucha?

    Note: If you have ever purchased kombucha, you would have noticed that you grabbed it from the refrigerated section. Thus, I strongly suggest that you serve and drink it cold as well. Also, there will be some residue on the bottom, so do shake gently. Tilt the bottle a full 180 degrees vertically 4 times, alternating once you see the residue sink to the other side. Think about the times when you were young playing with those snow globes.

    Smell: Upon bringing the my tasting cup towards my nose, the scent is a sweet sour. I’m reminded of the asian plum drinks that are found at local stores. I’m tempted to start pair this drink with shabu shabu or hot pot.

    Taste: Sour as my nose suggested yet not over powering. My taste buds could pick up hints of cranberry and barely lime. Well done here Anne.

    Texture: Smooth, even with the substrates within floating around; we’re talking about 1 billion organisms here. The acid produces a sensation like that of soda, after swallowing. Imagine a light fizz on your tongue and throat, less pronounced than that of carbonated water.

    Cranberry Lime Kombucha

    The sourness is a result of the fermentation using what Anne describes as “SCOBY” which is an acronym for Symbiotic Culture Of friendly Bacteria and Yeast.  The culture metabolizes the nutrients and sugars found within the brewed tea. The result is a lightly sparkling, sweet/sour drink that contains enzymes and billions of probioitics. These micro-organisms ultimately support digestion and metabolism, and boosts the immune system as well as the body’s energy level.

    Cranberry Lime Kombucha

    Anne’s Cranberry Lime Kombucha is made by hand with the finest organic ingredients and flower essences as shown in this picture above. Notice how every ingredient is organic. If this drink was made using sugar instead of cane juice, the final product would not have been the same.

     

     

  • What Is Kombucha??

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    The Kombucha mushroom, a fermented yeast enzyme tea, is thought to originate in Asia during the Chinese Tsin dynasty in 212 BC.  This Eastern Tea was referred to as the Remedy for Immortality or the tea of Immortality.  With the extension of trade routes it spread to India and Russia through travelers and traders.  Kombucha resurfaced in Japan between the Wars after a Japanese visitor to Kargasok (Russia) found this fermented tea drink responsible for their astonishing health, longevity and well-being.  A Korean physician may have introduced it to Japan by the name of Kombu around 415 AD.

     

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    Today the tea – once routinely used by Samurai – is widely used again in Japan.  Kombucha appeared in Germany about the turn of the century from Russia.  The fermented tea drink became quite popular across Europe until World War II with the shortage of tea and sugar.  For hundreds of years a tea has been made from Chaga (a birch-tree mushroom) by the Russian peasants of the Alexandrov district near Moscow to cure cancer.  There is speculation that the Kombucha mushroom is related to the Birch-tree mushroom.   People in Russia have a long tradition of using a healing tea called “Tea Kvass” made from a “Japanese Mushroom”.  From Russia it spread to Prussia, Poland, Germany and Denmark. Today it is known and consumed around the world for its extraordinary health benefits.

     

     

    Kombucha

     

     

    Anne’s Kombucha is a raw, freshly brewed, naturally effervescent fermented probiotic drink made by hand from sweet tea and a Kombucha culture known as a “Scoby” (Symbiotic Culture Of friendly Bacteria and Yeast).  The culture is alive and is a co-dependent blend of healthy bacteria, yeasts and other microorganisms.  Scoby is also referred to as a culture, mother, and baby.  Although there is little published research on Kombucha, the fact that it is still here today after 2000 years is a testimonial in itself and that millions of people throughout the world have found it to have great value for it’s amazing health benefits.

     

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