Originating from China around 220 B.C., kombuchas have been experiencing a surge of popularity in Malaysia in the last couple of years.
Kombucha is actually just tea taken to a different new level. Tea leaves, either black tea or white tea, are fermented with certain bacteria, yeast and other ingredients to produce a one-of-a-kind health elixir!
It is recognised as a functional beverage which are non-alcoholic drinks containing vitamins, minerals, dietary fibers, probiotics, added fruits and more that are associated with health benefits.
Wild Kombucha was born when our founder, Jason Tan successfully healed his eczema by making small batches of kombucha by himself. You can read about our story here!
Benefits of Kombucha
Each bottle of Wild Kombucha fits mostly all types of diets, from non-vegan, vegan to even Keto. During the fermentation process, the culture of bacteria and yeast creates a range of gut loving organic acids, probiotics, antioxidants and vitamins.
Published by the Journal of Medical Food in 2014, a survey paper “ Current Evidence of Physiological Activity and Expected Health Effects of Kombucha Fermented Beverage” shared that researchers discovered that kombucha tea can efficiently act in preventive healthcare and recovery due to four main properties: detoxification, antioxidation, energizing potencies, and promotion of depressed immunity.
Pic: A “baby” SCOBY culture forms on the surface of the liquid while the “mother” SCOBY rests below submerged in the tea substrate during the fermentation process.
How Each Bottle of Wild Kombucha is Produced
The magic begins when the tea is placed with SCOBY (Symbotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast) and organic sugar and left to ferment for up to three weeks at room temperature. Fruits, botanicals, spices and herbs are also added during the fermentation process to add more flavours to the tea.
The result? Slightly fizzy and tangy kombuchas are born. Do note that there is a tiny amount of alcohol that is produced which you don’t need to worry about getting tipsy! Each bottle of Wild Kombucha contains no more than 1% ABV and is non-intoxicating.
One thing to note about drinking Wild Kombucha is that it is considered raw and unpasteurised. This is why pregnant women are advised to avoid drinking it while pregnant. It is always best to consult a doctor before trying something new or if you have any questions about adding kombucha to your diet.
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