I’m sure you’ve seen it at Whole Foods or Di Bruno Bros, those bottles of fermented tea called kombucha (pronounced exactly as it appears, btw). Like quinoa, it’s one of those things that’s been around for thousands of years but has been having a bit of foodie and health-food junkie renaissance lately.
Fostering that renaissance locally is Philly-based company Inspired Brews, co-founded by Washington Square West resident Jessa Stevens. Her business partner, Jennifer Snow, leads up the Dallas, Texas, operations. Stevens has been whipping up small batches of the stuff for the past few years, teaching kombucha classes and making connections with local foodies. This past January, she started bottling and selling her product at local retailers, including Tallula’s Daily, Down Dog Healing Cafe, Terrain at Styer’s and more.