Kombucha! With the current generation’s progressive mindset toward all things healthy, you probably would have heard the word kombucha in the mix of it all! However, most people know little to nothing about the fizzy and tangy drink despite it being an ancient beverage. So, what is kombucha?
At its simplest kombucha is pretty much just fermented sweet tea that is lightly effervescent and filled with plenty of gut loving probiotics! However as straightforward as it may sound a lot goes into producing a simple bottle of kombucha. So, what exactly transforms ordinary sweet tea into kombucha?
Sweet tea is transformed into kombucha by a SCOBY which stands for Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast. It is used to help aid the fermentation process which transforms the solution into kombucha. At first glance the SCOBY may appear alien looking and gross but trust me it makes some really good kombucha!
Now how does the SCOBY aid in the fermentation process of sweet tea? It all starts when the tea’s sugar is broken down by the bacteria and yeast in the SCOBY. The culture of bacteria and yeast then proceeds to convert the sugar into a range of gut loving organic acids, probiotics, antioxidants and vitamins. The end result of all of this is a lightly effervescent and tangy beverage with a slight vinegary taste.
Additionally, as a result of the natural fermentation process a tiny amount of alcohol is produced. You won’t however need to be worried about getting tipsy! Our kombucha contains no more than 1% ABV and is non-intoxicating.
Now you may be wondering how much of this natural elixir should you be consuming. It is better to stick with drinking a little every day! We recommend you start with 150 ml’s a day and really see how your body responds. You may find it easier to drink if you dilute it with a little water as well initially!