What is Kombucha ?


What is Kombucha ?

 Kombucha is a Fermented tea which has been a hugely popularity among health food lovers. It believed to have originated in China during the third century B.C.  Then it made its way west through from Japan to India then onto Europe.  Today it is also popular in Uk, Poland, Germany, Bulgaria, Indonesia and the Americas. 

Kombucha irelands Drinks are all made from green tea which is fermented for 14-21 days until the Ph Levels has reached a optimal level for maximum taste, its brewed with sugar and a fungal culture which consists of a mixture of bacteria and yeast this starter is called a "SCOBY," which is an acronym for "symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast."

The culture, also referred to as the "mother," is a light brown, tough, jelly like plate, which is a living, growing natural organism. During each batch of the tea, the organism regenerates and creates new cultures these are called the "baby’s," which can be used in the next batch, split into other batch’s or shared with other to start their own brew.

 

kombucha has long been associated with a list of health benefits.  It's a probiotic drink with natural good bacteria that aids with digestion and supports the immune system. It also contains enzymes, amino acids, antioxidants and polyphenols.

Until recently there was very little evidence to support the claimed benefits but researchers from the University of Latvia have now gathered 75 studies attesting to the proven health properties of kombucha.