Hi! I'm Gayle, the Founder of Fed Brew and a Certified Holistic Health Coach, Kombucha Brewer, and Fermentation & Gut Health Professional. I am passionate about the art of fermentation which can be a catalyst for reconnecting real people to real food. Together we can bring a little culture back to the table!
A West Coast girl raised in a multicultural East Coast home where our food was a bit more diverse than our neighbors, I quickly learned that good food and drink united people. I now live on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, with my high school sweetheart, a USMC Veteran, and proud Polish-American son of immigrants who was raised eating fermented foods and beverages. And so, the tradition of bringing something different to the table continues. One taste of our kombucha and you will agree that it is not only different, it is delicious! A diversified culture makes life delectable.
Kombucha is a weird sounding fermented tea which I affectionately refer to as "booch." Our booch is based on a 2,000 year old recipe that starts with a simple mixture of tea and sugar. Healthy bacteria and yeast, which have been cultivated for several years, and a little love are added to sweet tea and the process of fermentation begins. Through the amazing properties of fermentation, sweet tea is transformed into a probiotic and nutrient rich and detoxifying tangy beverage with a low glycemic index. Kombucha, a live food, also has a very low level of alcohol, in the 0.5% range, and should always be kept and served cold to keep the healthy and hard working microbes from going back to their job of increasing the levels of fermentation. For those who choose to drink alcohol, kombucha can be used as a healthy alternative to your standard cocktail mixer. Many people even report that kombucha prevents hangovers, but nothing prevents them better than common sense - please drink smarter not harder!!