Have you ever heard of Kombucha??
Kombucha is a living health drink made by fermenting tea and sugar with the kombucha culture.
Health benefits of kombucha:
*Probiotics – healthy bacteria
*Alkalinize the body – balances internal pH
*Detoxify the liver – happy liver = happy mood
*Increase metabolism – rev your internal engine
*Improve digestion – keep your system moving
*Rebuild connective tissue – helps with arthritis, gout, asthma, rheumatism
*Boost energy – helps with chronic fatigue
*Reduce blood pressure
*Relieve headaches & migraines
*Reduce kidney stones
*High in antioxidants – destroy free-radicals that cause cancer
*High in polyphenols
*Heal excema – can be applied topically to soften the skin
*Speed healing of ulcers – kills h.pylori on contact
*Help clear up candida & yeast infections
*Aid healthy cell regeneration
*Reduce gray hair
*Lower glucose levels – prevents spiking from eating
It is said that kombucha has been consumed for over thousands of years and has been named “The Tea of Immortality”.
It has been used in China, Russia, Japan and Eastern Europe.
My first experience with Kombucha was with GT’s Kombucha that can be bought at any health food store.
At first, I wasn’t sure if I really liked it…and it kind of smelled funny. I took a few more sips and then placed it in my fridge. The next day I drank some more and liked it much better. After that I would pick one up each time I went to the health food store.
This started my addiction to kombucha……..
and then one day a friend of mine gave me a piece of this culture to start brewing my own…….
If you have never heard of or seen kombucha it may look a little weird and even gross…..but as strange as it may seem, I promise it tastes wonderful!!!!
You start by brewing black tea and mixing in some sugar……..
Once this mixture has cooled you add in the kombucha starter……
This is the part that looks gross!!!! LOL
You cover this with a cotton cloth and set in a warm environment and wait for about 7-10 days…..
you end up with this fizzy drink called kombucha!!! At this point you pour it into glass containers (I reuse my glass bottles) and then add fruit for flavorings.
I have a lot of fun with this part!!!!
I have made:
there are endless possibilities in flavoring kombucha!!!
Have you ever made kombucha?
Have you ever tasted it??
Would you taste it??
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