Kombucha is your gut’s new best friend. We got our fix from Diwa Brew during The Good Trade Fair happening now at Central Square in BGC. Kombucha is basically tea, sugar, water, and a special ingredient called SCOBY, which stands for Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast. SCOBY ferments the drink by feeding off of sugars in the mixture. It’s like beer and tea had a very healthy baby. Kombucha has a similar fizz to beer but with significantly lower alcohol content. And it features the subtle sweetness and health benefits of tea. Sometimes nicknamed the “healing elixir,” it helps promote good gut flora. Diwa Brew double ferments their kombucha, making sure that all the sugars are consumed by the SCOBY. This keeps the sugar content very low, allowing them to add natural fruit flavors. We tried the pre-bottled mango and ginger kombucha, which has a subtle sweet start coming from the slow-juiced mangoes and finishes off with a refreshing kick of ginger. It’s honestly the best alternative to your favorite soda.