Kombucha: Many of us opt for a jolt of java to wake our brains up in the morning or midday, but some say a mug of “mushroom tea” might be a better choice. Kombucha tea is being touted as good for your health. But is it really, and is it safe?
The trendy product is creating quite a stir these days as headlines and the U.S. government warn it may give you a buzz instead of a mental boost.
Last fall, the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) told several kombucha makers their fermented tea products contained too much alcohol and they might have to pay up if they didn’t label or reformulate the goods. The action continues to spark much debate over the safety of the popular tea.