The Kombucha and it’s origin have a legendary way of coming. You can ask different people and all will tell you different stories about it.
Top Two Reasons To Drink Kombucha Tea
The Kombucha is a mixture of tea, sugar, bacteria, and yeast; that’s it! Some believe that there are mushrooms involved but they are not . The tea must be fermented for a few days before you can consume it, resulting in a wide range of probiotics, amino acids, B vitamins, minerals, and antibiotic compounds .
The tea also contains energy-packed polysaccharides that play a role in developing connective tissue. They also contain polyphenol antioxidants and beneficial enzymes and acids that help detoxify the liver and aid digestion .
Kombucha is loaded with glucoronic acid, which is usually produced by the liver. In the body, this acid binds to toxins which are than flushed out via the gallbladder through the colon and via the kidneys through the urinary tract.
2. Digestive Health
Kombucha is an amazing probiotic food that can improve your body’s digestive health. Next time you feel bloated or you suffer from digestive problems, try Kombucha.
How To Make Kombucha Tea At Home
The most important thing when it comes to making your own Kombucha is to use sterile tools. Kombucha culture also doesn’t respond well to metal, so important to let the mixture ferment in glass.
Makes 2 Gallons
Prep time: 30 minutes
Brew time: 9-14 days
- 60 grams of unflavored black or green tea
- 8 cups of boiled filtered water
- 2 cups of raw sugar
- 2 cups of Kombucha
- A SCOBY* (also known as Mother or Kombucha culture)
- A large saucepan
- A piece or organic cotton cloth
- 2-Gallon Brewing Container
- A wooden spoon
- Clean all the surfaces and tools (hands included!) and rinse well to clear away soap residue.
- Boil water.
- Steep the tea in your saucepan for about 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Make sure to cover the pot with a lid.
- Pour sugar into the tea and stir until dissolved.
- Dilute the tea with 8 cups of cold water and let it cool to below 100°F.
- Strain and pour it into your brewing vessel.
- Once cool, add the pre-made Kombucha to acidify your batch.
- Add more water if necessary.
- Place the SCOBY in the mixture, cover the brewing jar with a piece of cloth, and secure with an elastic.
- Place your batch in a warm area (72-80°F) away from direct heat or sunlight. Let it sit for 9-14 days, depending on your taste. The longer it sits, the more vinegary it will become.
- When it’s ready, place your SCOBY in 1.5 cups of your Kombucha and store in the refrigerator for future use.
- Place your Kombucha in glass bottles and flavor with herbs, fruit, spices, or flowers. The sweeter the flavor (think fruit juice or dehydrated fruits), the more carbonated it will become. Simply seal the bottle and let it ferment for another 3-7 days. That’s it!