A fermented tea, kombucha is made by allowing a mixture of yeast, bacteria, sugar and tea to ferment. The resulting product provides health benefits beyond those of a cup of tea. The organic acids produced may help the digestive system remove toxins from the liver and digestive tract. Simply put, Kombucha is an all-natural health beverage chockfull of probiotics and other healthy amino acids. Probiotic literally means “for life”. Probiotics re-establish the natural ecology of the intestinal flora. Probiotics are said to boost immunity.
Kombucha tea is thought to enable nutrient absorption, waste removal, and also immune system support. B vitamins provide support for the body’s metabolic functions including overall energy, use of carbohydrates, heart health, as well as healthy hair, skin, and nails. Additional health benefits may be generated from herbs and spices added (which also provide flavor diversity). For example, added fresh ginger provides anti-inflammatory properties as well as being a digestive aid.
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3 organic tea bags (black, green, or white are best; create your own blend by choosing 1 or 2 of each)
½ cup organic cane sugar or fructose
1 SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast)*
1 cup of kombucha starter (kombucha from a previous batch, or raw, store-bought kombucha)
Unbleached coffee filter
64 ounce unleaded glass jar
64 oz distilled water
Nonmetallic glass measuring cup
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