What is Kombucha Tea?

Kombucha has been consumed for thousands of years and is a fermented probiotic drink that originated from China but oftentimes is credited to be originated from Russia.

It is made from tea, sugar, a scoby and a starter from a previous batch (you will need a starter kit to start brewing kombucha).

The sugar and caffeine is used all up in the fermentation process so don’t worry, it has very little (if any) caffeine or sugar in the final product.

A SCOBY is an acronym for symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast.  In short, it’s beneficial bacteria and yeasts that work synergistically together to produce a certain type of ferment.

Kombucha is brewed (or fermented) over a course of 7-31 days.  The final product is naturally carbonated making this a fizzy and tasty drink.

Kombucha around the world is considered a healing drink and it has some amazing health benefits.

It should be noted the kombucha can not heal, it just brings your body into balance to allow your body to heal naturally!

Here is a list of healing properties from drinking kombucha.

  • Probiotics – healthy bacteria

  • Alkalize the body – balances internal pH

  • Detoxify the liver – happy liver = happy mood

  • Increase metabolism – rev your internal engine

  • Improve digestion – keep your system moving

  • Rebuild connective tissue – helps with arthritis, gout, asthma, rheumatism

  • Cancer prevention

  • Alleviate constipation

  • Boost energy – helps with chronic fatigue

  • Reduce blood pressure

  • Relieve headaches & migraines

  • Reduce kidney stones

  • High in antioxidants – destroy free-radicals that cause cancer

  • High in polyphenols

  • Improve eyesight

  • Heal excema – can be applied topically to soften the skin

  • Prevent artheriosclerosis

  • Speed healing of ulcers – kills h.pylori on contact

  • Help clear up candida & yeast infections

  • Aid healthy cell regeneration

  • Reduce gray hair

  • Lower glucose levels – prevents spiking from eating

List provided by Kombucha Kamp.

Pretty amazing isn’t it?  And it tastes amazing too!   

Kombucha and Scoby's will be available here soon.