With its fizzy, acidic zing tempered by a sweetness that draws comparisons to spoiled juice, kombucha is a beverage best described as an acquired taste. Fortunately for the handful of ready-to-drink brands that have been popping up in the grab-and-go coolers of natural food stores, the fermented tea enjoys a small but passionate following. In Russia and Asia, the drink is a centuries-old folk remedy used to promote general well-being or treat conditions ranging from bronchitis to hangovers. ...

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