Fix8's Blog on fermentation and lifestyle

What Tea Can I Ferment With?

May 01, 2020 2 min read

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.

How can you overcome this? 

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My Quarantine Secret (Don’t Tell Your Flatmates)

May 01, 2020 2 min read

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. 


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A drink for the times – kombucha’s place in a world of conscious consumerism

April 21, 2020 5 min read

It never came as a surprise to me that the Ancients sought to attribute fermentation to the work of the gods – to me, there has always been a touch of something magic to it. Long before we knew that it was the work of micro-organisms that produced the aromas, the bubbles and the heady intoxicating compounds, mankind was learning how to harness and curate this process to add value and meaning to his existence


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