Kombucha is a fermented drink made from sweetened tea and a live
culture known as 'SCOBY' (Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeasts)
that becomes a delicious alternative to other carbonated beverages
such as lemonade. It is largely classified as a functional
beverage, meaning that it is a non-alcoholic drink that contains
vitamins, amino acids or other nutrients.
Originating in Northeast China (and historically referred to as
Manchuria) around 220 B.C, Kombucha is renowned for its healing
properties, including probiotic benefits that encourage gut
bacteria diversity and aid digestion. Despite a slight dip in
international popularity during WWII as a result of tea and sugar
supply shortages, Kombucha saw sales surge following a 1960s study
conducted in Switzerland that compared its 'powers' to that of
We'll be discussing how Kombucha is made, some of the incredible
benefits of this drink and how to spice up your own Kombucha with a
whole host of flavour recommendations!