I have been really enjoying learning how to ferment foods. Fermented foods are really good for you. I live alone and often have vegetables that I am unable to use up before they go bad. Fermenting is a great way of preserving those vegetables and having them on hand for later.
Also, I am trying to make better choices in life. If I have a option to choose a food that is really good for me rather than the same thing that is not as good for me then I want to choose the food that offers the most benefits. Pickles are not bad for me and they have their benefits, but fermented cucumbers have even more benefits. So, I am excited to see how they turn out. I did not put black tea in my first two jars. I do plan to put black tea in the next batch to see which option turns out better.