Fix8's Blog on fermentation and lifestyle
How do you manage to create a market in the West for one of Asia’s most exotic drinks? Freya Twigden first tasted kombucha – a type of fermented tea – when she was studying in China. Returning to Britain, she brewed it herself and sold it under the label Fix8.
We were so excited to get a call from the lovely Camille Vidal, creator of La Maison Wellness, to tell us we were going into one of her Spritz Cocktails for Sunday Brunch on Channel 4!
This is the perfect Spritz for a dose of summer in your glass. And perfect for when you are cutting back on the booze, or wanting an alternative.
Since lockdown arrived, we have loved collaborating with other small businesses close to home. East London Liquor is the perfect example of this, as it’s literally on the doorstep where Freya lives!
We’ve created a series of highball serves to pair with East London Liquor.
To dig a little deeper into ELLC, I was thrilled to catch up with Alex Wolpert, the founder, for a Q+A behind the empire he is building!
Earlier this year, Fix8 co-founder Freya Twigden was invited to be a part of an interview series called “Growing Pains”, led by Knight Frank's Flexible Office Solutions Team to discuss the highs and lows of starting her business from scratch.
So, your kombucha is ready.
Give yourself a pat on the back for successfully brewing kombucha!
In a second fermentation, we add flavour and fizz to your kombucha brew. And a personal creative touch, if you like.
Ginger is one of the most widely used food spices in the world and has been used as a medicine for 2,500 years.
In England, ginger was such a prized commodity that just 1lb of ginger was worth the same as a sheep.
Here are a few of the key indications that you need more ginger in your life...
A basic kombucha recipe will almost always use a real tea to brew with, traditionally black. The tea fundamentally offers essential minerals and nitrogen to the kombucha culture, keeping it healthy.
Now, that’s not to say you can’t use other tea’s such as herbals - but it’s important to know that over time, the oils in herbal tea or scented teas (like earl grey) might adversely affect the health of your culture.
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Despite our social distance, we’ve merged into a collective consciousness – one that teeters in its sleep between dark delusions of anxiety and bizarrely bold patterns of colour.
I dream of cabarets and pranks. You probably do too. I also dream of helping old relatives walk and dogs doing Pilates. You probably do too. It’s a mixed bag.