You may have heard of the new drink sweeping the nation: Kombucha tea. For people who haven’t heard of Kombucha tea, this post will help you understand what Kombucha is, how you make Kombucha tea, and what nutrients and vitamins are in Kombucha tea.
Kombucha, or a Kombucha mushroom, is a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY).
Kombucha tea is a lightly fermented fizzy, low-sugar drink full of probiotics, flavor, and history.
Kombucha tea is an ancient longevity elixir consumed for thousands of years by people all over the planet.
Kombucha tea can be homebrewed and isn’t too hard to make.
Kombucha is known as the “Immortal Health Elixir” by the Chinese. The drink has deep roots originating in the Far East two millennia ago and turns sweet tea into a tangy and sour, fizzy low-sugar probiotic drink. The SCOBY is a fermenting colony of bacteria and yeast and is responsible for initiating the fermentation process once combined with sugar. After fermentation, kombucha becomes carbonated and contains vinegar, b-vitamins, enzymes, probiotics and a high concentration of acid (acetic, gluconic and lactic), which are tied to several acclaimed positive effects including improved digestion and energy, detoxing, and more. Individuals open towards mindfulness associate with this drink and it's culture.
Kombucha tea is fairly straightforward to make.
First, you need to gather the ingredients and supplies:
There's some equipment that you need to have to make kombucha tea:
Your fermenting container will come with a lid – you do not need to use this during fermentation but only when you flavor the Kombucha.
Clean all of the equipment with hot water and mild detergent. Rinse the equipment well.
First Fermentation Instructions
Many people believe drinking Kombucha tea brings health benefits. The truth is no, kombucha tea is not a magic elixir. There have been many cases of people who have sworn Kombucha tea has helped with the following health issues:
There have been no clinical trials to back up these claims.
Humans naturally have a very strong immune system. Throughout each day, we come into contact with many toxins. These toxins restrict the body’s ability to function appropriately.
Kombucha Tea is viewed as a healthy drink because it is packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and nutrients. Kombucha Tea is that it helps brings the body back into balance. Kombucha Tea provides a small boost of certain key acids and enzymes that the body naturally lacks. These key acids and enzymes are essential for healthy living and the body needs them to function properly. With these nutrients, enzymes, and acids helping, the body is able to heal itself naturally and get on to bigger and better things!
The exact composition of Kombucha ferments vary. However, there are certain elements present in every proper brew, such as specific healthful acids, vitamins, and enzymes:
As listed above, there are many nutrients, vitamins, and beneficial acids in Kombucha Tea.
Kombucha Tea is a fizzy drink with many nutrients and vitamins. While it’s not going to cure cancer, help with colds, or help you become superhuman, it will help you improve the health of your gut and give a boost your immune system.
The DIY homebrewing Kombucha Kit ingredients are fragrant tea leaves and tenderly dried fruits. But that's not all - they're also Certified Transitional. That means they are made with ingredients from farms in the process of transitioning to organic - no easy task. In fact, less than 1% of farmland in the U.S. is certitified organic.
As a company, DIY Kombucha Kit is working one step at a time to help create a healthier, more just and sustainable food system. We are on a journey to do business in a different way. Each day, we strive to reduce our environmental footprint and improve in everything we do, from where we source to the final kombucha kit. We have in place responsible sourcing practices to ensure that we are supplied with only ingredients that are organic and Certified Transitional.
DIY Kombucha Kit sources high quality organic ingredients from Midwest Suppliers. Some of our partners include:
North Bay Trading Co.
Supplied from Wisconsin
Supplied from Iowa
Mate Revolution Inc.
Supply from Oregon
Monterey Bay Spice Company
Supplied from California
Cumberland Packaging Corp.
Supplied from New York
Mountain Rose Herbs
Supplied from Oregon
Sourcing from local farmers and suppliers is ethical and the right thing to do. Most of the farmers in the process of transitioning to organic. In fact, less than 1% of farmland in the U.S. is certified organic. Every time you enjoy a product with the Certified Transitional seal, you're not only supporting farmers in transition, you're also helping to increase that 1%.
At the end of each month, we gather up our organic ingredients and eco-friendly equipment, and send out our subscription kits. Order by the 25th each month to get kit!
To read about DIY Kombucha Kit's story, go to the Quality You Deserve.
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