For nearly ten years now, the owners of Tapuat Kombucha in Sister Bay have been churning out a product that's a bit foreign to Wisconsin.
SISTER BAY, Wis. - For nearly ten years now, the owners of Tapuat Kombucha in Sister Bay have been churning out a product that's a bit foreign to Wisconsin.
"I'm always surprised by how many people don't know what Kambucha is."
Tapuat is the first fully licensed kombucha facility in Wisconsin. The drink that's been around for over 2,000 years is brewed in oversized vats.
It takes a mixture of bacteria, yeast and typically sugar, tea and herbs to make the magic happen.
"I think once you drink it you understand how it changes you and how it changes your perception on what being health feels like."
The taste of one of their 12 different flavors draws some folks onto the kombucha bandwagon. But for most, it has to do with potential health benefits.
"People want to make changes I think, right now there's a huge push to get away from the processed food and certain types of sugar."
Proponents of the bubbly drink say it's packed with vitamins, probiotics and enzymes which can improve your immunity and digestion.
While Tapuat Kombucha can be found at the quaint kitchen juicery in Sister Bay, you'd be harder pressed to find it at major national grocery chains for a reason.
"Extremely important for this company to remain faithful to local grocery store chains. I can say with confidence that we have said no to Whole Foods and Walmart."
To learn more about Tapuat Kombucha, visit their website here.