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Cassidy’s Kombucha: A fizzy little tart of a mood booster

One day you are a globe-trotting sex-symbol; the next day you are rejecting all manner of invites to stay home and do the admin for your mountain walking group and brewing Cassidy’s Kombucha.

True story! Fortunately, Cassidy’s Kombucha is alive and well and might just end up being a globe-trotting sex symbol on its own.

This very crafty, home-made, small batch kombucha is made in Devil’s Peak using with good quality African tea, caramelised brown sugar and the “mother of all mothers”, which was smuggled into Cape Town by our very own human mother.

The mother, aka the Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast (Scoby), is a large slimy pancake of a yeast patty that uses the sugar to ferment the tea. The probiotics in the Kombucha, living micro-organisms, or ‘good’ bacteria, are believed to build the gut microbiota.

By giving your gut health a boost, many believe that this tasty, fizzy little tart of a drink will enhance your health, physical performance, mood, job prospects, sex life and etc.

Be warned, though, Cassidy’s Kombucha is alive! And not just because it is made from delicious, fresh, unchlorinated water straight from the mountain via the Newlands Spring. 

The Scoby is very much a living, growing beast. Keep your Cassidy’s Kombucha under lock and key, with the cap screwed on tightly to keep the Scoby from growing back, escaping and devouring your pets (cats especially) in the night.

Or just keep it in the fridge as cool temps subdue growth. The more precious among us will want to strain the kombucha through a sieve before drinking it to avoid encountering silky little bubbles of Scoby in the mouth.

And here is something from the American Psychological Association on Gut feelings: Gut bacteria also produce hundreds of neurochemicals that the brain uses to regulate basic physiological processes as well as mental processes such as learning, memory and mood. For example, gut bacteria manufacture about 95 percent of the body’s supply of serotonin, which influences both mood and gastrointestinal activity.

When you consider the gut’s multifaceted ability to communicate with the brain, along with its crucial role in defending the body against the perils of the outside world, “it’s almost unthinkable that the gut is not playing a critical role in mind states,” says gastroenterologist Emeran Mayer, MD, director of the Center for Neurobiology of Stress at the University of California, Los Angeles.

As its fans will tell you, Cassidy’s Kombucha is a super-tasty, concentrated, unpasteurized, home-brewed gut-booster. The ingredients are all good quality and good hygiene is applied at all times during production and bottling.

It tastes fabulous and makes us feel good. We like ours with freshly pressed carrot and cucumber juice, soda or even as a little power-packed health and flavour blast in a gin and tonic. Available for collection in Devil’s Peak Estate, R150 per 750ml, which can easily stretch to 2 litres as most people dilute it a little. For more info or orders email us.

Read: Effect of kombucha intake on the gut microbiota and obesity-related comorbidities: A systematic review

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Carla Jansön
Carla Jansön
3rd May 2024 11:56 am

So relevant in mental health nowadays and super good for the immune system! Lots of it in the research of Deepak Chopra

3rd May 2024 2:52 pm

I’ll get some when I get back from my walk! Have you read the book Gut? Simple way to understand it and fascinating how important the gut is!

3rd May 2024 3:04 pm

I have been the lucky recipient of a good few bottles of this magic muti! And it’s indeed a fizzy little tart of a mood booster. I have a short glass of it in the mornings after breakfast. Given what scientists and nutritionists are finding out about gut health, I think it’s an essential. Cassidy’s Kombucha = highly, highly recommended. Thank you, Siobhan!

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