Kombucha – Fermented Goodness

One afternoon during summer a friend of ours introduced us to Kombucha. Ever since I can’t get enough and I want to share this goodness with you.

Kombucha is a probiotic rich, naturally carbonated drink. With live bacteria it is excellent for digestive health and is what the Ancient Chinese called the ‘Immortal Health Elixer’. The natural fermentation process to make Kombucha has been used for over 2000 years.

To make Kombucha check out this You Tube clip. Essentially it is Oolong tea with sugar (organic, unbleached) which then gets a SCOBY added to it. A SCOBY is a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast, or a ‘starter culture’ and looks kind of like a mushroom. Don’t let appearances scare you off, it is delicious and refreshing, I promise.

The mixture of tea, sugar and culture then ferments. As it does so the culture is ‘digesting’ the sugar with the end result being practically sugar free. It is recommended to ferment for 7-10 days in glass, mason jars are great.

If you want to try Kombucha before making it yourself you can buy it pre-made from Commonsense Organics or any health food store. Let me know how you like it.

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Kombucha fermenting with the SCOBY on the top

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Kombucha Wonder Drink available from Commonsense Organics

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