Saturday, July 12, 2014

What is Kombucha?

Kombucha is a fermented, probiotic beverage which is generally made from brewed black or green tea, sugar and healthy bacteria.   It can be brewed as a carbonated beverage and a non-carbonated beverage.  The key ingredients are the tea, sugar, vinegar (or starter tea) and the bacteria culture, commonly referred to as a SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast).  

Kombucha is referred to as the “elixir of life” and “tea of immortality”.  It’s origin dates back thousands of years and to date there remains controversy over its actual origin.  Many people attest to the healing properties of Kombucha Tea.  Here at Kombucha Café, we are not medical doctors and make no claims or recommendations.  We personally drink Kombucha Tea daily and are sharing our personal experiences with you in respect to the many improvements in our overall health, energy, and reversal of life-threatening medical conditions.  Please do your own research and check with a licensed medical practitioner in all of your health endeavors.  That being said, enjoy our blog and we look forward to your questions and comments.

Here is an excellent source of information regarding Kombucha – this book will benefit both the novice and the seasoned brewer:

Kombucha!: The Amazing Probiotic Tea that Cleanses, Heals, Energizes, and Detoxifies


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