Recently I have become interested in brewing my own Kombucha, starting with my own culture grown from a commercial brand. I have been finding it difficult to locate unpasteurized bottled Kombucha in my city (I don't even know if its sold in Canada at all to be honest) so I am starting to look online to buy my 'mother' culture.
I found a couple locals here in Calgary selling mothers for a few dollars but to be honest the idea of buying what is basically a living mold culture from some strangers home seems a risky proposition. I could be completely off-base and it could be quite safe...
Anyway, I am kind of stuck until I can get my hands on one of these cultures. My options seem to be order an unpasteurized brand from online (if I can), order a culture from a reputable store or buy it from the people selling it in the city.
Any advice on getting my starter culture would be appreciated!