So it turns out that the brand of Kombucha Tea which Whole Foods is serving on tap is called Ciara’s Kombucha.
Ciara’s has quite the story behind it:
Ciara was 8 weeks old when diagnosed with the progressive liver disease, Biliary Atresia. Her doctors informed her parents that she would likely be in need of a liver transplant before her third birthday. Out of desperation, her mother, Ruth, began giving Kombucha to Ciara at the age of 9 weeks old in an attempt to strengthen her immune system and aid the success of her Kasai procedure, (the removal of the atretic biliary ducts outside the liver and the attachment of the small intestine directly to the liver). Ciara, now 16, has been drinking Kombucha religiously and has thus far, never come close to needing a transplant.
For over 10 years, Ruth Patras has been helping children around the world by donating her services, speaking on the positive affects of Kombucha, and by giving Kombucha to those in need.
Having sampled some of the Kombucha products that are currently on the market, Ciara, along with many other family members and friends, have urged Ruth to bottle the same miracle drink that they make at home. They repeatedly expressed concern that because there “isn’t a convenient, good tasting, live and authentic Kombucha product available, people won’t be able to have the same great results”. After 14 years of extensive research on the positive affects of Kombucha, Ruth finally fulfilled her daughter’s dream.
For every bottle of Ciara’s Great Tasting Kombucha sold, a donation is made to liver research.
I will support this company!