|Lisa, David, and Norm (left to right behind the table) of Mycological Society|
I left the farm today to spend some time with MSSF (Mycological Society of San Francisco) at Summer Gardening Fair next to San Francisco Botanical Garden. I have been a member of MSSF for the last 5 years. It all started with a visit to its annual Fungus Fair 5 years ago. Over the years, I have volunteered in a few events to talk to the public about the society and mushrooms.
Unlike the fungus fair, which is held in December during mushroom season, we didn't have a display of fresh wild mushrooms today. We used several colorful posters and some dried mushrooms. What made up for lack mushrooms was Lisa's Kombucha tea tasting. I tried Kombucha tea for the very first time earlier this year from Lisa's brew. I thought it was good, so I bought a bottle of commercial Kombucha tea from a store, and it was horrible! I learned that not all Kombucha tea is created equally.
I have tried a few other people's home brew, but Lisa's Kombucha remains number one on my list. It's not likely I'll be making my own Kombucha tea anytime soon but I will definitely buy from Lisa when she launches her Kombucha line. Look at the flavors she has - Gingery Aid, Strawberry Bliss, Key Lime Pie, and Orange Julius. She had a few other developmental flavors for us to try, and they were amazingly good.
Lisa gave us a few bottles (full soda size bottles!) of sample when the fair ended at 3 PM. I got one Ginger Aid and one Orange Julius. Instead of drinking coffee, I am going to be sipping on Lisa's Kombucha tea all day tomorrow in Master Ken's class. Can't wait!
|Master Ken (center w/beard) gives Lisa some feedback on Kombucha flavors while Lisa's husband, Joe, explains to people about Kombucha.|