Christy Jensen is the good soul and bad ass behind Mamachari Kombucha, the first locally-brewed and -distributed kombucha tea. Oh, and she’s doing it all herself. Christy grew up in Japan, landing a while later in our beautiful state to study artisan baking. Her knowledge of fermentation, combined with the introduction to kombucha tea by a ‘cute boy,' gave roots to what has ultimately become a thriving business. Initially, she brewed at home for herself and friends, laboring and experimenting in an effort to nail the perfect ratios [no over-fermenting, no over-flavoring]. After growing tired of creepy science experiments growing in jars and jugs throughout the home, she got a little help from her good friends [and COLLECTIVE favorites] Derek and Moudi, the owner’s of Laziz. She brewed in their commercial kitchen until she outgrew that space, and concocts today in the Chocolate Conspiracy space [blog coming soon on that magic]. No surprise, they've outgrown that space, as well, and Mamachari is currently in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign that they hope will enable them to expand in a new location and continue to make the good stuff. See the video below to help, and watch for Mamachari products at local favorites Frisch, Zest, Jade Market, and the Community Co-op. Find Christy and her adorably-hesh assistant, Teagan, at the market this week. Just look for the sign reading, "POOP LIKE A BOSS." Live, raw, and local...oh, the probiotic powers of fermented tea.
Mamachari Kombucha | SLC Farmer's Market, each Saturday + Tuesday | Facebook