Posted by Jade on January 04, 2017
Brew Your Own ‘Bucha in Mason jars
Curious about Kombucha? Odds are you’re drinking it already or have noticed it on the grocery store shelves. What is it exactly, and how you do make your own? Find out below!
What is Kombucha?
A popular probiotic drink with a tangy flavor, Kombucha is made by adding a bacterial culture and yeast to a mixture of tea and sugar. After fermentation, the end result is an acidic beverage packed with B vitamins and antioxidants. For an extra splash of flavor, some prefer to add fruit juice or ginger for a refreshing, low-calorie soda substitute.
Kombucha is ancient
Kombucha’s origins date back 2000 years. Since then, it has been passed around the globe from culture to culture providing healthy refreshment wherever it goes.
Kombucha is a living drink
Kombucha is filled with probiotics. These probiotics balance and supplement the levels of good bacteria in your gut and may improve digestion and immunity.
Kombucha contains SCOBY
"Scoby" is actually an acronym: Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast. And that's exactly what it is! A scoby is the living home for the bacteria and yeast that transform sweet tea into tangy, fizzy kombucha — think of the scoby as the coral reef of the bacteria and yeast world. (from www.thekitchn.com)
Kombucha is easy to make
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or tightly woven cloth
The larger the piece, the faster the fermenting takes place.
and let sit for a second fermentation period (7-10 more days). For further instructions on how to do a second ferment and add flavor, check out www.culturesforhealth.com/learn/kombucha