Are you a health conscious individual who loves having fun in the kitchen?
If so, I'm glad you are here.
There are so many individuals out there who are looking for that one tasty drink or beverage to solve all of their problems.
Weight loss, detoxification, immunity, the list goes on and on.
Something isn't right with what you are doing in the kitchen and I will make a guess you want the best for yourself.
Introducing kombucha tea, a healthy alternative to soda. Kombucha tea is 100% organic and can be brewed at home.
Read on to learn more about what is kombucha tea, the benefits of drinking kombucha tea, the cost effectiveness of homebrewing kombucha tea, and how to brew kombucha tea.
Kombucha tea is very popular these days, and has actually been popular for thousands of years!
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.
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 tea 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.
Something that you may not know, kombucha tea is a healthy alternative to soda, and has many vitamins and nutrients!
There are many benefits of drinking kombucha tea.
While Kombucha is known as the “Immortal Health Elixir” by the Chinese, and some people say there are hundreds of benefits, I've listed 7 main benefits of drinking kombucha tea to focus on.
You and I naturally have very strong immune systems. Every 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, and helps brings the body back into balance. Kombucha tea provides a small boost of certain key acids and enzymes that the body naturally lacks.
In addition to the vitamins and minerals, kombucha tea is full of probiotics. Our stomachs need probiotics to help digest food and are essential for healthy living.
Most people experience great benefits drinking kombucha and have no adverse side effects, but there are some people who have some issues after drinking kombucha tea.
Unfortunately, not everyone experiences the great benefits of drinking kombucha tea.
A small percentage of people experience bloating, nausea, infections and allergic reactions when drinking kombucha tea.
Since kombucha tea is an acidic drink, it’s possible that this can cause problems for people with digestive problems like stomach ulcers, heartburn or sensitivity to very acidic foods.
The effects of kombucha tea will vary from person to person, so it's important to be aware of this before going head on into being a kombucha savant! :)
So at this point, you are probably wondering to yourself, how can I drink this amazing probiotic beverage with many benefits?
There are 2 ways you can get some delicious kombucha tea in your hands:
After sipping on my first kombucha tea, I was hooked.
I started out buying kombucha tea in 16 oz. bottles from the local grocery store.
$4 here, $4 there.
No big deal, right?
At the end of that first month, I must have spent over $100 on kombucha tea.
$100?? Well, 25 times $4 is about $100... I was drinking it every day
I was feeling amazing, but with all of my other financial obligations (loans, other food, fun, etc.), I wanted a more cost effective way to drink my booch.
So you can buy a 16 oz. bottle at the local grocery store for a few bucks (typically around $4 - at least in my area), and this is fine if you just want to drink kombucha tea a few times a month.
What I found though, is that after sourcing my own ingredients, SCOBY, and equipment, I was spending a lot less (around $50 a month), and still able to keep up my booch habit.
While I was intimidated at first brewing kombucha tea, I found that it was a pretty straightforward process, and I definitely won't be going back to getting my kombucha at the stores!
Can you follow a few simple steps?
I bet and know you can :)
Brewing kombucha tea is not too difficult.
Below is all you need to brew your own kombucha tea:
There's some equipment that you need to have to make 1 gallon of kombucha tea:
Clean all of the equipment with hot water and mild detergent. Rinse the equipment well.
First Fermentation Instructions
Does this make sense? Brewing kombucha is pretty easy, right? Really, that should take you about 1-2 hours over a 2 week span.
Flavoring kombucha tea is fun, and there are countless combinations for your booch creation.
My personal flavor is ginger hibiscus, but I've made a number of other creations which include:
By using different fruits and herbs, and pairing with different teas, you can come up with many tasty kombucha flavors which you can enjoy and love!
Each month, the DIY Kombucha Kit team hand curates the DIY kombucha kits for you and the DIY kombucha community. For these kits, we source only the best organic ingredients for use.
If you are someone interested in homebrewing, or already have a homebrew set, we can help with our hand-curated diy kombucha monthly subscription kits.
"Wow! This has totally revolutionized the way I do kombucha! I love waiting to get my box in the mail and see what fun new ingredients I get to use. One thing that I've really appreciated about your service is how generous the portions of ingredients are. I try to keep my fridge pretty well stocked with kombucha throughout the month, and I'm normally able to make two big batches with the tea I get in my DIY box. Getting quality ingredients can be so expensive, so it's super fun to have enough to last throughout the whole month." - Hannah J.