Kombucha is a fermented and slightly fizzy drink that is made from sweetened black or green tea.
The basic ingredients of kombucha are water, yeast, sugar, and black or green tea. Each is mixed together and left for at least a week to ferment. Acids and bacteria then form in the drink, creating a film of liquid termed a ‘SCOBY’ (Symbiotic Colony Of Bacteria and Yeast).
The fermentation process can last anywhere between 7-30 days. For a mild flavor, a 7-day brew is recommended and for a more intense flavor, leaving it for up to 30 days is best.
The fermentation process is believed to be where kombucha’s health benefits stem from. These include helping with digestion, boosting energy levels, ridding the body of toxins, and even helping to reduce the risk of certain cancers. Many also regularly consume kombucha to help enhance weight loss effects as it assists metabolic functions.
When it comes to the origin of Kombucha, it came from China approximately 2,000 years ago and has been a popular drink to consume in Europe since the 20th century.
The drink is homebrewed by many around the world. However, since it can take a lot of time and effort to create your own batch, many have established their own kombucha brands to deliver right to your door.
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