WHY YOUR BODY NEEDS KOMBUCHA?
Benefits of drinking Kombucha:
1. kombucha is great for gut and digestion. It helps to remove toxins from your body.
2. It helps to boost energy as it makes good bacteria in your stomach.
3. Kombucha helps to build your immunity.
4. It helps to control your blood pressure and diabetes.
5. A lot of people say that it helps to prevent Cancer.
WHAT IS KOMBUCHA?
It is a fizzy sour drink made by fermenting green tea or black tea. Kombucha has been around for nearly 2,000 years. It was first brewed in China and then spread to Japan and Russia. It became popular in Europe in the early 20th century. Sales in the United States are on the rise because of its reputation as a health and energy drink.
These bacteria and acids form a film on top of the liquid called a SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast). You can use a SCOBY to ferment more kombucha.
The size of SCOBY is 5 inches in height and 5 inches in width. It is round in shape.
HOW TO MAKE KOMBUCHA?
- Bring 1 liter of water to a boil in a clean pot. Remove from heat and dissolve 4 tablespoons of white sugar into it.
- Add a tablespoon of green or black tea and allow it to steep while the water cools to room temperature (a few hours).
- Bring the mixture to the cool-down phase and then add the SCOBY along with the leftover Kombucha into the jar then cover with a few layers of the tightly woven cloth and secure it with a rubber band.
- Set the jar(s) somewhere dark, still, and at room temperature and ferment it for 5-7 days in Summer, and in Winter it takes 8-10 days.
- Reserve 2 cups from this batch to use as starter kombucha for your next batch (just leave it in the jar with SCOBY(s)). The rest can move into the second and final fermentation.
HOW DOES IT TASTE LIKE?
Kombucha tea is sour in taste.
WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO HAVE KOMBUCHA?
The best time to have Kombucha is early morning on an empty stomach. However, there is no restriction and can be consumed on any day.
If you are new to Kombucha or fermented drink then try to start with a little quantity and then increase your portion size. This is just to check if your stomach can accept fermented drinks.
WHICH SUPPLIES DO I REQUIRE TO MAKE KOMBUCHA?
Making kombucha at home requires only two, very simple supplies: a brewing vessel and a cover. It's that simple!
Kombucha can cause side effects like bloating, nausea, intestinal cramping, and constipation, especially when first started. These side effects usually stop with continued use.
Allergy Advice: Individuals with histamine intolerance should exercise caution before consuming Kombucha. Start with just a sip to see if it suits you. If no symptoms surface, it is safe for you, but if you see a symptom onset, stop consuming the product and consult your doctor.