Friday, January 1, 2016

About Kombucha

The Kombucha culture is a symbiotic probiotic culture of bacteria and yeast - or scoby for short, (not really a mushroom as it is called) which is put into sweet tea to ferment and convert it into Kombucha tea.

This tea has been known for over 2500 years, as a healthy beverage and natural remedy from the Far East.

Kombucha drinkers around the world have reported a massive list of ailments and sicknesses which have responded positively to drinking Kombucha on a regular basis.

Best part is it costs almost nothing, if you make this beverage yourself. Also, each batch you make grows a new culture, sometimes separate, sometimes as another layer on the original one (which you can peel off). In either case, you then have two cultures and can brew two batches next time, then next time have four cultures, etc. You can give others away or increase your batches each time. The culture will continue to propogate itself for a lifetime if taken well care of.

Similar to lightly carbonated apple cider, the taste is very sparkling and pleasant. For some it takes some getting used to but before you know it you will be craving it! The body knows what it needs.

Kombucha works with your body to boost your immune system, to very safely de-tox your total system, to fight sickness and disease as well as bring a healthy balance back to your metabolism and organs. Do a google search - there is MUCH information on kombucha and many amazing testimonies.

This unique culture can provide you, your family and friends with an ongoing supply of Kombucha tea at a very low cost.


bonniestardust said...

Hi, thanks for your article. I am just wondering if you can add anything other than sugar to feed the culture? Thanks

Phyto said...

I would like to get this mushroom, but I do not know where. Can you help me, please?

Thank you...

Unknown said...

Hi I have some, where do you live?

mela said...

Hi Heather (and everyone !!!)
I'm also looking for a mushroom to start making kombucha. I'm near Wellington.
Can someone help me ?
Thank you !

Tania Williams said...

Hi there, thanks for providing such a great info site. I was wondering if anybody knows how long Kombucha will remain fizzy if left un opened in the fridge. cheers Tania

Macca McArthur said...

Hi Tania - it won't last long - the bubbles aren't as robust as soft drink - so maybe just a few hours? Thanks for your question :-)