What is Kombucha?
Kombucha is a fermented tea made by combining sweet tea with something called a SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast).
How is kombucha made?
Kombucha is made by brewing tea with sugar, and then letting the SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast) perform the magic of turning the sweet liquid into a healthy, fizzy, carbonated drink. It usually takes two to three weeks for the probiotics to eat most of the sugar, and then convert the sweet tea into a delicious and slightly effervescent kombucha.
Why is kombucha good for your health?
Kombucha is known for its health benefits, including improved digestion and immune function. It’s also a natural source of energy and is full of probiotics, B vitamins, vitamin C, antioxidants and helpful enzymes and organic acids. Kombucha helps balance your body, and simply put, when your body is in balance, you feel better!
It’s not just a fad. Kombucha has been around for thousands of years. Since 220 BC to be exact!
Kombucha has been referred to as the tea of immortality or the immortal health elixir due to the many health benefits associated with drinking it.
The SCOBY in kombucha culture is similar to what’s used in yogurt, kefir or sourdough bread.
Looking for a healthy beer alternative? Kombucha beer exists!