Kombucha: The Fizzy Fermented Tea With Tons of Health Benefits

Health food stores like Whole Foods and Trader Joes have made Kombucha the drink of the summer, but it will cost you. A single bottle of this fizzy tea can cost $4 to $8 and it can add up if you drink it often. But don’t worry we have the recipe and you can make it at home for a fraction of the cost.  Find out why this drink has become so popular and what it can do for your health!

KOMBUCHAKombucha is known as the “Immortal Health Elixir” and originated in China over 2,000 years. This fermented drink contains black tea and sugar or honey and what makes it so powerful is its fermentation process which creates good bacteria and yeast resulting in vinegar, b-vitamins, probiotics, enzymes and a high concentration of acetic, gluconic, and lactic acids.

What are the benefits?

Improved digestion
Weight loss
Increased Energy
Cleansing and detoxification
Reduced joint pain
Cancer prevention

Kombucha is pretty easy to make and the most difficult part of this drink and probably the most important is the SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast). This is what provides the probiotics and fermentation, which is why it’s so important. You can either buy one or grow one yourself.  Once you have your SCOBY you will be ready to make Kombucha, here’s the recipe and what you will need:

large container
thin cloth
rubber band
4 black tea bags
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of starter tea (store bought bottle of plain kombucha
1 SCOBYkombucha SCOBY