A co-worker does some work with some vanilla farmers in Mexico. He hooked me up with this vanilla bean. They sell for $6- if you are interested.
I never knew that vanilla beans were bendable and almost soft like. They smell amazing!! I decided to make some kombucha with the vanilla. I also am making some vanilla extract with the pod.
Look how a good pod bends.
I made the kombucha base- with only black tea.
Now, I have bottled it with apple juice for a week to make it carbonated, and the real test will be how it tastes then! I will let you know how it turns out!
I finished the kombucha on Saturday evening but I waited until Monday morning to try it until I got together with my tasting buddies!! I have been having fun trying flavors with Scott and Doug. Doug is the one I got the vanilla seeds from.
It was hard to wait to try the kombucha, but I really wanted to wait for the guys to try it. The results are in- we love it!!! My boss bought 3 bottles of it.