The 62-year-old rocker did an interview with Virgin radio, playing a proselytizing Ponce De Leon, cluing fans in to his secret fountain of youth. Via Uncut:
Daltrey says that he likes to drink tea made from yeast and Kombucha ? that?s bacteria that resembles a mushroom, discovered in China 2000 years ago during the Qin Dynasty. It was originally thought to help the user to gain immortality.
He claims tea has helped him cope with The Who?s worldwide touring commitments. He told listeners: “It’s things like Kombucha ? and anything to keep you going. The shows are easy, it’s the schlepping that gets hard.”
That’s not the first time we’ve been told to drink Kombucha. Ever tried it? It tastes like rotten pickles in Tabasco sauce. But hey, if it lets us sing “Won’t Get Fooled Again” into our sixties, we’re for it (even if Blender said last year’s Endless Wire sounded like “a concept that’s been stewing too long and a singer who’s one scream away from a hernia”). Our friend Pete may think you should save your money, but as long as Roger’s sipping that yeast, you better bet The Who will rock, pure and easy (double song-reference score!).