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We are delighted to be pouring samples of our kombucha at the Roosevelt Whole Foods (on 64th at Roosevelt) today August 30, from 3 to 7.

It’s official!  We WILL be at West Seattle this coming Sunday, August 26th.  The waiting list has been kind to us.  As always we will be at the University District tomorrow and Broadway and Ballard in addition to West Seattle on Sunday.  We will have kits and cultures at each of the markets if you’ve been thinking about trying to brew your own.  Don’t forget your bottles!

Although we are officially on the waiting list, we have learned that we will have a place at the West Seattle Farmers Market through August 19th.

Although we are officially on the “Waiting List,” we are going to be at the West Seattle FArmers Markert, July 22, 2012.

We will be at West Seattle Farmers Market Sunday, July 15, unlike what I told some people last week. Hope to see you! We will be in The Ballard Farmers Market as well, amid the Seafood Fest hoopla. And at Broadway Sunday Farmers Market  as well, despite the construction for the First Hill Trolley.

This is a time of much exciting change for CommuniTea Kombucha. One big change about which we have very mixed emotions is our decision not to attend the Columbia City Farmers Market this year. We will be in touch again very soon with more suggestions of alternative ways you can buy our kombucha. For now, please consult the growing list of venues here.

It’s Earth Day, and it’s the first day for the Broadway Sunday Farmers Market. Katerina Musch, who ran the market two years ago will be back today. Come out, say hello and try some of our great kombucha. This is our third Sunday market, Chris will be at West Seattle and Sommer-Rae will be at Ballard.

Celebrate Spring’s arrival with CommuniTea’s Biodynamic Kombucha!

Come out to say hello and make a toast in celebration of the first store to offer our kombucha – Central Co-op (Madison Market) in Capitol Hill!

Kombucha Tasting at Central Co-op:
Saturday March 24, 2-4pm

You can now purchase our 500 ml bottles at Central Co-op. Bottle returns are also accepted at the store.

Central Co-op is a member-owned natural foods cooperative in the heart of Seattle dedicated to sustainable practices, community accountability, and the local food economy.  Central Co-op acts responsibly by providing a diverse selection of high-quality, healthful products, by serving as a resource for information, and by responding to the needs of  member-owners and the broader community.  The Co-op is located at 1600 East Madison Street in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle. You can also visit them at www.centralcoop.coop.

We have lots of news (having not written here since August … hmm). This post will be brief but we will be expanding on the headlines here in coming days.

Perhaps the biggest news, because it affects the quality of our kombucha, is our move to using biodynamically grown tea. We have always used high quality tea (Mao Feng from our good friend Shiuwen at Floating Leaves Tea in Ballard). We are now using tea with extraordinary potential: Biodynamic tea from the oldest tea estate in Darjeeling, India, called Makaibari. To quote from the www.biodynamics.com website:

Biodynamics is

  • An impulse for deep social change rooted in the practice of farming. Biodynamics calls for new thinking in every aspect of the food system, from how land is owned to how farms are capitalized to how food is produced, distributed and prepared.
  • A type of organic farming that incorporates an understanding of “dynamic” forces in nature not yet fully understood by science. By working creatively with these subtle energies, farmers are able to significantly enhance the health of their farms and the quality and flavor of food.
  • A recognition that the whole earth is a single, self-regulating, multi-dimensional ecosystem. Biodynamic farmers seek to fashion their farms likewise as self-regulating, bio-diverse ecosystems in order to bring health to the land and to their local communities.

Now, in addition to Farmers Markets, our kombucha is available in several new places. A number of fine restaurants are serving CommuniTea on tap:

  • Sutra in Wallingford
  • Oddfellows Cafe in Capitol HIll
  • Uneeda Burger in Fremont
  • Terra Plata in Capitol Hill

Restaurants serving kombucha from bottles include:

  • Judkins St Cafe in Central District
  • Miro Tea in Ballard
  • Sunlight Cafe in Roosevelt
  • The Fat Hen in Ballard
  • Atlantic Crossing in Roosevelt

Ballard Farmers Market will be open this Sunday, the 18th, but closed on December 25 and January 1. Come and stock up!

This Sunday, December 18, will be the last market for Broadway until spring. Come say good-bye to Christina.

University District market will be operating on both Christmas Eve and New Years Eve.

We look forward to seeing you and to serving you from the winter Farmers Markets and from an increasing number of new venues.

We are late arrivals to the Madrona Market, but happy to be there. Self-professed tea geek, Brett Boynton, recently of the The Teacup on Queen Anne, is in charge of our booth there. Stop and see him, buy some delicious, hand-crafted, full strength* green tea kombucha. The Madrona Farmers Market is at the corner of MLK and Union.

*Full strength means the naturally-occurring alcohol is still there, providing nourishment for the bacteria which produce so much goodness for us. When regulations changed last year, we got an alcohol license to continue making our tried-and-true brew.

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