What is kombucha?Kombucha is effervescent fermented tea that people have been making and drinking for thousands of years around the world. Legend has it that it originated in China in 220 BC and spread from there. It is known as the "immortal health elixir"! Kombucha has many health benefits!
Kombucha is many times referred to as “kombucha vinegar” because it can have a very vinegar like taste to it. Not always. It just depends on how long you let it ferment. The scoby bacteria and yeast eat most of the sugar in the tea, transforming the tea into a refreshingly fizzy, slightly sour fermented (but mostly non-alcoholic- Kombucha does contain a little bit of alcohol as a by-product of the fermentation process. It is usually no more than 1%, so unless you drink several glasses back to back, you should be just fine. However, people with alcohol sensitivities or who avoid alcohol for other reasons should be aware of its presence.) beverage that is relatively low in calories and sugar.
Benefits of kombucha