Upon returning to Montreal, I was happy to see that kombucha was available except it was nothing like the kombucha I first tasted on the beach. Unhappy with what I found on the shelves, I reached out to Robert to start our own brand. I wanted to share my first experience with others who have never tried the fermented drink. We founded Gutsy based on our shared love for the drink in 2017. We wanted to brew something healthier and add our twist to the drink, that's when I thought we should incorporate the power of plants and herbs. I have always had a fascination with plants and their traditional uses across different cultures. Each plant is unique, in terms of nutrients, antioxidants and the way it adapts to its environment. I wanted to incorporate my admiration for plants into kombucha. This is when I asked Melanie to join us, an experienced naturopath that’s been practising since 2006. Her rich palette and her understanding of the effects of plants, made her a perfect addition to the team and would help us create the first kombucha powered by plants.