Site Search:
 
TEFL International Supports Dave's ESL Cafe
TEFL Courses, TESOL Course, English Teaching Jobs - TEFL International
Korean Job Discussion Forums Forum Index Korean Job Discussion Forums
"The Internet's Meeting Place for ESL/EFL Teachers from Around the World!"
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Kombucha

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Korean Job Discussion Forums Forum Index -> General Discussion Forum
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
yellow111



Joined: 30 Mar 2009

PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 3:09 am    Post subject: Kombucha Reply with quote

Does anyone happen to have a kombucha culture or know where you can get one in Seoul? Thanks!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Adventurer



Joined: 28 Jan 2006

PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 12:37 am    Post subject: Re: Kombucha Reply with quote

yellow111 wrote:
Does anyone happen to have a kombucha culture or know where you can get one in Seoul? Thanks!


No, you can't find kombucha. I never found it in Korea, and I was surprised since it originally comes from East Asia. I think one is more likely to find it in Japan, but I am not sure. If you want something that's fermented and not spicy like kimchee, you could buy kefir from the Russian area. That's very good for your health.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Gnawbert



Joined: 23 Oct 2007
Location: The Internet

PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A teacher near me used to brew her own kombucha from a culture she had sent to her in Korea. She's no longer in Korea, but I'll see if I can't track down where she got it from and how easy/hard it was for her to obtain.

I'm also interested in home brewing. I've been back in the states for a few weeks and pretty much replaced coffee with Kombucha again. It might be placebo, but kombucha really seems to jumpstart my energy levels, and I'm not looking forward to going without it again when I return to Korea.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
yellow111



Joined: 30 Mar 2009

PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the help. I guess I'll have someone bring it for me from the states. I've been making ginger beer: http://www.chow.com/recipes/10683

Not exactly like kombucha but it does have probiotics in it and you don't need to buy a culture to make it.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Yesterday



Joined: 15 Aug 2003
Location: Land of the Morning DongChim (Kancho)

PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 5:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If anyone manages to get some culture - for brewing it - I would love to buy one or two from you...

I have also searched Korea to no avail - I used to brew it and drink it years ago in my homecountry -

Its surprising Koreans don't drink it - as it was apparently named after a Korean (In 414 A.D. Dr. Kombu from Korea brought kombucha to Japan to treat the Japanese emperor Inkyo. From Japan, this incredible tonic spread to Russia, Europe, and India)

the only thing I could find on it was

Kombucha - 캄부쟈

http://hs.or.kr/a_kombucha.htm

http://www.kombu.de/korea.htm

http://www.koreascience.or.kr/article/articleresultdetail.jsp?no=36436450&searchtype=QUI&listlen=32&listno=20

However - you can order it here -

http://kombucha.org/products.htm

or

http://getkombucha.com



or you can have some sent FREE to you from these people - http://www.kalamark.com/batyah/essiac.html

We now offer a Kombucha FREE to anyone in the world as long as our supplies last. "How to Make The Best Darned Kombucha Ever" recipe will be included. We only ask you cover the package and air mail costs. This single package if properly cared for, will last you a lifetime.

TO ORDER:Mail money order to
Donald Tunney, #3 - 2401 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay, B.C. CANADA V9N 2L5

For orders offshore please send equivalant to $15 US funds.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
MollyBloom



Joined: 21 Jul 2006
Location: James Joyce's pants

PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interested in getting some in Seoul...can anyone update this thread with new info?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
jdog2050



Joined: 17 Dec 2006

PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Kombucha Reply with quote

yellow111 wrote:
Does anyone happen to have a kombucha culture or know where you can get one in Seoul? Thanks!


Ok guys, listen, me and some friends have been brewing for a while now in Seoul. I've got cultures, but my friends has LOTS of them.

I'm gonna ask for her contact info and pass it on.

As far as ordering online, never EVER get a dehydrated culture. They are way too fragile for those first two weeks and extremely susceptible to mold and bacteria.

Here is my friend's contact info for Mothers/SCOBYs

dawn.kang@gmail.com


Last edited by jdog2050 on Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:47 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Kimchifart



Joined: 15 Sep 2010

PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yesterday wrote:
If anyone manages to get some culture - for brewing it - I would love to buy one or two from you...

I have also searched Korea to no avail - I used to brew it and drink it years ago in my homecountry -

Its surprising Koreans don't drink it - as it was apparently named after a Korean (In 414 A.D. Dr. Kombu from Korea brought kombucha to Japan to treat the Japanese emperor Inkyo. From Japan, this incredible tonic spread to Russia, Europe, and India)

the only thing I could find on it was

Kombucha - 캄부쟈

http://hs.or.kr/a_kombucha.htm

http://www.kombu.de/korea.htm

http://www.koreascience.or.kr/article/articleresultdetail.jsp?no=36436450&searchtype=QUI&listlen=32&listno=20

However - you can order it here -

http://kombucha.org/products.htm

or

http://getkombucha.com



or you can have some sent FREE to you from these people - http://www.kalamark.com/batyah/essiac.html

We now offer a Kombucha FREE to anyone in the world as long as our supplies last. "How to Make The Best Darned Kombucha Ever" recipe will be included. We only ask you cover the package and air mail costs. This single package if properly cared for, will last you a lifetime.

TO ORDER:Mail money order to
Donald Tunney, #3 - 2401 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay, B.C. CANADA V9N 2L5

For orders offshore please send equivalant to $15 US funds.


Incredible placebo.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
jdog2050



Joined: 17 Dec 2006

PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kimchifart wrote:
Yesterday wrote:
If anyone manages to get some culture - for brewing it - I would love to buy one or two from you...

I have also searched Korea to no avail - I used to brew it and drink it years ago in my homecountry -

Its surprising Koreans don't drink it - as it was apparently named after a Korean (In 414 A.D. Dr. Kombu from Korea brought kombucha to Japan to treat the Japanese emperor Inkyo. From Japan, this incredible tonic spread to Russia, Europe, and India)

the only thing I could find on it was

Kombucha - 캄부쟈

http://hs.or.kr/a_kombucha.htm

http://www.kombu.de/korea.htm

http://www.koreascience.or.kr/article/articleresultdetail.jsp?no=36436450&searchtype=QUI&listlen=32&listno=20

However - you can order it here -

http://kombucha.org/products.htm

or

http://getkombucha.com



or you can have some sent FREE to you from these people - http://www.kalamark.com/batyah/essiac.html

We now offer a Kombucha FREE to anyone in the world as long as our supplies last. "How to Make The Best Darned Kombucha Ever" recipe will be included. We only ask you cover the package and air mail costs. This single package if properly cared for, will last you a lifetime.

TO ORDER:Mail money order to
Donald Tunney, #3 - 2401 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay, B.C. CANADA V9N 2L5

For orders offshore please send equivalant to $15 US funds.


Incredible placebo.


Sigh. No. It's not. If Kombucha is a placebo then so is live-culture yogurt. The big deal about either is the live bacteria content (probiotics), and the vinegar of kombucha changes the pH of your colon, making it harder for harmful bacteria to thrive. No, there isn't enough hard science on Kombucha itself, but probiotics has gained lots of ground in the past 20 years or so.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Rutherford



Joined: 31 Jul 2007

PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have some Kefir grains I'd be willing to trade for a kombucha starter.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
jdog2050



Joined: 17 Dec 2006

PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to add to this topic, here is a really interesting article from Nature about work being done in "human microbe ecology". This is going to be a really important field. We're just starting to study how microbes interact with our body even though a lot of our body mass is made of beneficial microbes. Our indescriminate use of antibiotics has been like using Fuel Air bombs on a city when you need to arrest one person.

http://2.hidemyass.com/ip-1/encoded/Oi8vd3d3Lm5hdHVyZS5jb20vbmV3cy8yMDEwLzEwMTEyNC9mdWxsLzQ2ODQ5MmEuaHRtbA%3D%3D
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dkwala



Joined: 05 May 2014
Location: United States

PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dawn.kang@gmail.com is no longer living in Korea and cannot supply kombucha scobys.

Check out facebook.com/hihajagaja (formerly Fermentation Celebration community page) and post on there to connect with other fermenters in Korea!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Rutherford



Joined: 31 Jul 2007

PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't personally ordered but I've seen kombucha mothers on gmarket and naver shopping. Just search for 콤부차 or 홍차버섯 (red tea mushroom).

You only have to order once. Please post your experience here if you try it.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Korean Job Discussion Forums Forum Index -> General Discussion Forum All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


This page is maintained by the one and only Dave Sperling.
Contact Dave's ESL Cafe
Copyright © 2013 Dave Sperling. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group

TEFL International Supports Dave's ESL Cafe
TEFL Courses, TESOL Course, English Teaching Jobs - TEFL International